Orleans Parish School Board seal.
Charter Schools / Louisiana

New Orleans’ Last Traditional Public Schools May Soon Become Charters

Orleans Parish School District Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said leaders from five schools expressed interest in becoming charters by next year. As charters, they could earn up to $1,000 more per student.

Charter Schools / Louisiana

Xavier Partners With Charter Schools To Launch New Teacher Residency

The Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency is the first-ever such partnership between charter operators and a historically black university.

Louisiana / Video

Pass or Fail: Public Education in Louisiana

One national survey gives Louisiana’ s education system a D+ for student achievement Another national education report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing?

ESL / Louisiana

School Administrators Receive Training To Support English Language Learners

Thousands of Louisiana students are English Language Learners. Many recently came here from Central America, with or without their families. Schools don’t always know what they need or are entitled to receive. Now the Southern Poverty Law Center and Louisiana Department of Education are trying to change that.

Audio / Louisiana

Education and Recovery – Teachers in Need

As part of its core mission of supporting education, Louisiana Public Broadcasting is reaching out teachers, students and parents following the unprecedented Flood of 2016.

Infrastructure / Louisiana

Floods Disrupt Louisiana’s School Schedule

In Louisiana’s second-largest school district, all the schools are closed because of the massive flooding there. Students in the East Baton Rouge Parish were scheduled to go back this week. But the district had to delay the start of school until after Labor Day.

OPSB Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. speaks at a press conference about school unification. Mallory Falk / WWNO.
Charter Schools / Louisiana

Orleans Parish School Board Approves Unification Plan

The Orleans Parish School Board approved a plan to reunify New Orleans public schools. That is, transfer Recovery School District charters back to the local school board. But this isn’t a return to the old system. It’s a new model for governing schools.

Credit: Sue Lincoln/WRKF.
Funding / Higher Education / Louisiana

Squabbling Over Crumbs

After the House approved cuts freeing up another $70-million for the upcoming budget Monday, they then squabbled over where to spend it – on TOPS, or on health care.