In addition to the two new schools KIPP New Orleans plans to add to its portfolio of seven in the city, the charter-school network has been cleared for an additional high school in New Orleans plus seven other schools here or in Baton Rouge — part of a trend of charters expanding from New Orleans around Louisiana, reports Jessica Williams of The Lens. Firstline Schools, which operates Samuel J. Green Charter and four other campuses, has also been cleared for a sixth school in New Orleans.
Lusher Charter School, Samuel J. Green Charter School in the Freret neighborhood and KIPP Believe College Prep in Carrollton are all mentioned in the article about a discrimination lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the state.
Uptown schools vary widely in both the quality of their instruction and their openness to the public, according to a pair of reports released this week.