Only 25 percent of students at Crocker Arts and Technology School come from nearby neighborhoods, while the majority are from New Orleans East, Gentilly and Mid-City, reports Erin Krall of The Lens. But the new school’s construction is beginning to serve as an economic-development catalyst in its Milan neighborhood, board members said: “I think this neighborhood will build up around the school,” board secretary Shaun Rafferty said. “Eventually the goal of this being a neighborhood school will be fulfilled.”
Six of Crocker’s 13 teachers have been asked to remain at the school next year, when New Orleans College Prep takes over as its operator, Krall reports.
ENCORE Academy, the other charter school housed in the Crocker building, has canceled its regularly scheduled March meeting that was to be held tonight.