Post Tagged with: "Recovery School District"

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.

Pierre A. Capdau was the first school taken over by the Recovery School District. This summer, it will become one of the first to return to the local school board. Credit: Mallory Falk/WWNO.
Charter Schools / Louisiana

New Orleans Schools Reunite Under Local School Board, But Charters Maintain Control

Something big has been decided about New Orleans schools. And it seemed to happen pretty fast. Governor John Bel Edwards has now signed legislation ordering that all New Orleans schools return to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board. But not nearly as much control as that board had before Katrina. Things will look very different than they did a decade ago.

Mia Rotondo works on an art project with a student. They're dressed up for 80s Day at Ben Franklin Elementary. Credit: Mallory Falk/WWNO.
Voices of Educators

Voices Of Educators: Mia Rotondo

This school year there’s been a lot of talk about how to fund special education, as the Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board move toward a unified funding formula. But what actually happens inside a special education classroom?

Charter Schools / Louisiana

New Orleans Charter Schools May Return To Local Control

The House Education Committee approved a bill that would return all Recovery School District charters to the Orleans Parish School Board. The new legislation would require all schools to return, by 2019 at the latest.

Al Barone recruits students for Up Elementary in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Credit: Amy Jeffries
Charter Schools / Charter Schools / Louisiana

Charter Schools: Getting Parent Buy-In For A New Alternative

The big push for charter schools in Louisiana started after Hurricane Katrina. The state’s Recovery School District took over most of the public schools in New Orleans, and quickly issued charters. The organization has moved on to Baton Rouge, but, without a hurricane scattering teachers and students, charters really have to get parents to buy into the alternative they’re selling.