A proposal to convert Mahalia Jackson Elementary from a school serving children up to grade 5 back into a preschool center was met with a mix of questions and outright opposition from dozens of families and Central City community members on Wednesday evening, leaving the school’s fate before the Orleans Parish School Board uncertain.
Tipitina’s will hold their annual “Instruments A Comin'” fundraiser and outdoor festival tonight (Monday, May 1) with an outdoor battle of the marching bands and an indoor benefit concert to help provide musical instruments to New Orleans public schools.
In some classrooms at Audubon Charter School’s Milan Street campus, the air conditioner is so loud it shakes the whiteboard, and in others, it doesn’t work at all. The locks on the bathroom doors frequently malfunction, trapping students inside, and the school had to give up its library to squeeze in another classroom.
After three Audubon middle school students recited a litany of discomfort Saturday morning before the school’s governing board, a top Orleans Parish School Board official promised to dedicate emergency funding within a week to some of the most pressing problems. A long-term solution to the woes of Audubon’s “temporary” campus, however, is still beyond the horizon.
Eleanor McMain Secondary School will become a charter school operated by the InspireNOLA network, but a decision on the future of Mahalia Jackson Elementary has been postponed for further discussion after the Orleans Parish School Board met Thursdsay night.
Eleanor McMain Secondary School should be converted into a charter school and governed by the growing InspireNOLA charter network, and Mahalia Jackson Elementary School should be closed in 2018, based on new recommendations by the Orleans Parish School Board.
With the launch of their long-planned French-immersion high school now only two years away, educators at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans are now taking steps to plan the curriculum and degrees their students will learn, officials said.
A 15-year-old student at Isidore Newman School has been arrested after he allegedly posted a photo Wednesday morning of several rifles and a shotgun online with the message “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” New Orleans police said.
The Isidore Newman School is closed today (Thursday, March 30) after a “threat of violence” was posted to social media, though the person responsible has already been identified, school officials said.
The New Orleans College Prep governing board voted Tuesday evening against returning either Cohen College Prep High School or Crocker College Prep to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board for the next school year, meaning all the charter network’s schools will return at once the following year with the rest of the schools around the city.
A Houston-based developer of senior living communities won the auction Thursday morning for the Carrollton Courthouse with a $4.7 million bid.
When the International School of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish campus closes at the end of this school year, nearly 350 of its students have signed up to transfer into ISL’s campuses in New Orleans, officials said Wednesday night.
Teachers at Audubon Charter School are becoming increasingly frustrated with conditions at the school’s Milan Street campus, and have voiced numerous concerns over issues like cramped classrooms, faltering heating and cooling systems and broken playground equipment.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school will proceed with its move to the vacant James Weldon Johnson school building in Carrollton for next year, after a cafeteria full of parents Monday night expressed their anxiety about safety at the location and frustration with repeated moves.