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As enrollment declines, New Orleans charter school closures, consolidations could be on table
Dec 6, 8:54 AM: Due to declining enrollment and financial impacts from COVID-19, NOLA Public Schools district Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has announced a proposal to “right-size” the district, a plan that could include charter >
School performance scores plunge in pandemic school year, especially for virtual learners
Dec 6, 7:21 AM: Nearly three out of four public schools and districts showed drops in their school performance scores in the pandemic-plagued 2020-21 school year, according to results posted Friday.
EBR Schools to partner with Arizona State to operate district’s virtual academy
Dec 3, 9:39 AM: The East Baton Rouge School Board has greenlighted a partnership with Arizona State to operate the district’s virtual academy.
How Louisiana public schools are dealing with learning disrupted by pandemic surges and storms
Nov 16, 10:13 AM: For April Vincent and her four young kids, trying to keep up with schooling  has been an educational crisis, one calamity after another that has cost her family dearly.
Louisiana Key Academy announced as semi-finalists for $1 million grant
Nov 10, 9:57 AM: Louisiana Key Academy (LKA) a charter school that educates children with dyslexic, is a semi-finalist for the $1 million Educational Transformers Grant (ETG) by the Center for Education Reform (CER) and its media partner >
New Orleans schools' OneApp is back, this time with a new name and unified enrollment process
Nov 3, 5:41 AM: Each year, families looking to enroll their child at a new school, or in the district for the first time, must navigate the OneApp, rebranded this year as the NOLA Public Schools Common Application Process, or NCAP. >
How New Schools for Baton Rouge is expanding public school choice
Oct 26, 8:15 AM: Elementary school-age children walk in quiet formation down cheerful hallways trimmed in bright Kelly green. Some are headed to French, Spanish or Mandarin classes, while others are making a beeline for biology, English >
Report: Teacher debt costing public schools $853 million per year
Oct 19, 8:38 AM: A little-noticed state retirement obligation is costing public school students and teachers $853 million per year, state Auditor Mike Waguespack said Monday.
COVID derails progress made by New Orleans charter schools
Oct 18, 6:02 AM: From an outsider’s view, Louisiana’s latest statewide student testing results would seem to be a damaging indictment against New Orleans’ unique public school system, where 76 of 83 public institutions are charter >
Louisiana ACT scores decline for second year in a row
Oct 14, 8:15 AM: Louisiana’s Class of 2021 earned an average ACT Composite score of 18.4, down from 18.7 in 2020 and 18.8 in 2019.
Louisiana schools consider lengthening academic calendars, adding extra instruction time
Oct 13, 8:02 AM: "What we have done now is break the (school) year up into nine week blocks, followed by an intercession period… to provide an intervention time there, instead of waiting until the summer,” he said. >
Monroe City Schools Board balks at adopting parents choice COVID-19 quarantine option
Oct 6, 9:18 AM: At a regular meeting on October 5th, the Monroe City School Board balked at adopting a policy allowing parents to decide if their child needs to isolate before returning to school if they are a close COVID-19 contact. >
Louisiana offers school districts new 'parents choice' quarantine option for COVID cases
Sep 30, 8:22 AM: The Louisiana Department of Education has announced a new quarantine option for school districts in the state that would allow parents to decide whether students in close contact with COVID-19 quarantine at home or stay in >
Thousands of Louisiana students out of school after Ida
Sep 29, 8:53 AM: About 70,000 students across southeast Louisiana remain out of school because of Hurricane Ida’s destruction to classroom buildings a month ago, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told lawmakers Tuesday. >
Education savings accounts should be included in ‘Louisiana Comeback,’ group says
Sep 29, 8:52 AM: A leading Louisiana school choice advocate is touting education savings accounts as a way to help school children regain lost ground and permanently improve the state’s educational framework.
Baton Rouge is trying to get more kids non-college job training. But demand is lower than hoped.
Sep 28, 8:52 AM: Baton Rouge students can get job experience in high school for free. Why aren't more doing so?
Lake Charles College Prep is first Calcasieu school to offer weekly COVID testing
Sep 17, 8:24 AM: Lake Charles College Prep is the first school in Calcasieu Parish to invite LSU-Shreveport to administer weekly COVID-19 testing for staff and students.
Enrollment soars as quality suffers in Baton Rouge virtual academy: 'it has been a learning curve'
Sep 17, 8:21 AM: The lone virtual option offered this year by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has seen dramatically higher enrollment in the past month as COVID cases surged anew.
Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen
Sep 14, 9:57 AM: After a year and a half of pandemic disruptions that drove children from schools and pulled down test scores, at least 169,000 Louisiana children are out of class again, their studies derailed by the storm. The hurricane >
More than one-third of Louisiana students remain out of school after Hurricane Ida
Sep 8, 3:11 PM: About 250,000 Louisiana students remain out of school nine days after Hurricane Ida barrelled across the southeastern part of the state and left the entire city of New Orleans without power, State Superintendent Cade >



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