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.
Audubon Charter School has selected the Gentilly Terrace school building as its top preference for a location to create a second school, its leaders told neighbors there last week.
The new school would combine several features of the Uptown school, instructing students in French and using Montessori techniques to teach the Louisiana curriculum, principal Latoye Brown said to the neighborhood association on Wednesday.
Young Adult Author Angie Thomas will discuss her debut novel The Hate U Give in a Q&A open format during the SCBWI JambaLAya KidLit Conference at the Academy of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 11. The Hate U Give was #1 seller on Amazon prior to its February 28 release, and has become #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list among Young Adult Hardcover titles.
After New Orleans College Prep identified a list of intervention efforts to bring test scores at Sylvanie Williams elementary high enough to retain its charter, a local foundation pledged a $30,000 infusion to help pay for the forms of extra coaching for students, officials said.
The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans voted Monday night to dedicate another $10,000 to the legal fight against a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court that seeks to deem funding for some charter schools unconstitutional.
The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Wednesday night in favor of a structural change that will place it more directly in charge of federal funds for special education and other services, with less involvement from the Orleans Parish School Board.
The former Carrollton Courthouse — built in 1855 by one of the city’s premier architects, used as a school on-and-off since 1889, and a top priority for preservation by local historians — is set for public auction in March, with an open house for potential buyers next week.
Firstline Schools, the network of schools that includes Green Charter in the Freret neighborhood and four others in Treme and Gentilly, plans to return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board, officials announced.
The academic leader of the New Orleans College Prep charter network resigned unexpectedly last week as the organization struggles to improve test scores at its first campus enough to prevent the state from revoking its charter.
Sylvanie Williams elementary school was the first campus awarded to the New Orleans College Prep charter network eight years ago, and now officials are pouring their resources into improving the struggling school’s grades enough to hold on to its charter.
Audubon Charter School must decide within the month whether to it will launch a new campus in another part of the city in the fall of 2018 that would combine a French-immersion curriculum with Montessori techniques.
After last week’s vote by officials at the International School of Louisiana to close their campus in Metairie, parents there are beseeching the Jefferson Parish School Board to help find a building and keep the high-performing program open.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plan to seek a change to state law that would allow them to guarantee admission for children of teachers they recruit from France, officials said Monday night.
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