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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.

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?

Thousands of students recently gathered outside the state capitol to protest higher education budget cuts. Mallory Falk/WWNO.
Audio / Louisiana

For Louisiana College Students, An Uncertain Future

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School, in the Lower Ninth Ward, was one of the schools passed during the tour. Credit: Jason Saul/WWNO.
Audio / Charter Schools / Louisiana

Bus Tour Focuses On New Orleans Schools

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.