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.
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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?
Governor John Bel Edwards has warned that Louisiana’s budget crisis likely means even more cuts to higher education — up to $70 million — and big changes to the state’s popular scholarship program, TOPS. For local students, that translates to an uncertain future.
The “official” Hurricane Katrina bus tour is a big tourist attraction in New Orleans. But another kind of storm tour recently took off — more of a Katrina “reality” tour, documenting the last decade of the New Orleans school system.