Apr 142018

Lusher Charter School is holding its April monthly board meeting.

See below for live coverage.

Live Blog Lusher Charter School board meeting – April 14, 2018

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Mar 272018

Children pose for a photo at Noble Minds Institute of Whole Child Learning charter school. (via Noble Minds on Facebook)

The Noble Minds Institute of Whole Child Learning, a new charter school in the process of completing its first year, plans to move into the Central St. Matthew UCC church classroom building formerly occupied by Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans over the summer, officials said Tuesday night. Continue reading »

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Mar 272018

The current Cohen High School building will be demolished after construction is complete on the new building next door, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The design process for the new Cohen High School is likely to take about a year, because the building will be a custom design rather than a template modeled off another school as previously expected, College Prep officials said Monday evening. Continue reading »

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Mar 262018

Peter Curtis (via NOPD)

A graduate of the Isidore Newman School has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from multiple vandalism incidents in 2016 — including a threat to “kill you all” at his alma mater and an anti-religious message at St. George’s school — and will be sentenced to probation and restitution of nearly $5,000, prosecutors announced. Continue reading »

Mar 172018

From a student-led walkout over gun violence in schools to accolades for academic and artistic achievement, the Lusher Charter School board on Saturday morning celebrated students’ recent activism and achievements. Continue reading »

Mar 162018

A rendering by Verges Rome architects of the new Sci High campus on Bienville Street in Mid-City.

The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School is anticipating a fall groundbreaking on its new, state-of-the-art campus in the biomedical corridor in Mid-City, school officials said Thursday evening. Continue reading »

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Mar 142018

Lusher and Sci High students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A month to the day after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students from both Lusher Charter School and New Orleans Science and Mathematics Charter High School linked arms in a human chain around the large Uptown block that holds both their campuses in solidarity with students around the country protesting inaction to stop gun violence.

Lusher students hold hold a sign memorializing the students killed in a mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 082018

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday on charges of terrorizing after threats he made via social media caused the closure of his high school on O.C. Haley Boulevard and another campus in Gentilly, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 052018

A sign on the athletics field at the Cohen High School campus marks the location of the new building. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The long-awaited construction of a new Cohen High School campus on Dryades Street is now moving forward swiftly, with New Orleans College Prep officials preparing for plans to begin work as soon as this year. Continue reading »

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Feb 272018

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, photographed in 2011, is now the temporary home for Lycee Francais. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

As Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins to firm up a construction timetable on its planned renovation of the Priestley campus in Carrollton, leaders of the charter school are recommending a five-year extension of their lease of the nearby Johnson campus as well, officials said Monday night. Continue reading »

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Feb 202018

A student from Crocker College Prep elementary marches in the Krewe of King Arthur parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans College Prep governing board voted Monday night to offer Joel Castro the position of CEO of the charter network, with the intent of his starting by next month if contract negotiations can be completed. Continue reading »

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Feb 172018

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After a Lusher High School student with access to guns threatened to “shoot up the school” in December — and last week’s fatal shooting of 17 people at a South Florida high school — Lusher officials described some of the steps they are taking to improve security at their two campuses on Saturday morning. Continue reading »

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Feb 022018

The third finalist for the CEO position at New Orleans College Prep to meet with the charter network’s governing board said Thursday he would combine a strong curriculum, an emphasis on daily attendance and development of extracurricular activities to raise the schools’ standing in the community. Continue reading »

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