Apr 242013
 

The International School of Louisiana’a Camp Street campus.

With little time to find an emergency solution to overcrowding at its Camp Street campus, the International School of Louisiana will install a modular classroom on a rear corner at Magazine and Euterpe, officials announced to neighbors this week. Continue reading »

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Apr 132013
 

The property on Thalia Street, no longer available for use by ISL. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

A hard-won plan to create a satellite building for the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street campus in a Thalia Street office complex fell through this week when the site was unexpectedly sold, officials said. Continue reading »

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Jan 162013
 



The building in the 1500 block of Thalia being considered as a satellite site for the International School of Louisiana. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The International School of Louisiana is set to begin negotiating a lease for a building on Thalia Street that could create 10 classes for its fourth- and fifth-grade students next year, easing overcrowding at its main Camp Street campus for the foreseeable future and ending a controversy that three months ago had many parents considering leaving the school. Continue reading »

Dec 132012
 

The building in the 1500 block of Thalia being considered as a satellite site for the International School of Louisiana. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The International School of Louisiana is growing increasingly interested in an office building on Thalia Street a short walk from the Camp Street campus as a way to ease crowding issues there, but school leaders are also beginning to see it as a stepping stone to a larger new campus for the school several years down the road. Continue reading »

Dec 132012
 

Nobert Estrella speaks to other International School administrators in May of 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Nobert Estrella, who led the International School of Louisiana’s Olivier Street campus in Algiers through its first year and this year became the first principal of the school’s new Jefferson Parish expansion, will resign next week and become a Spanish teacher at Helen Cox, according to a report at Nola.com. Estrella described “philosophical differences” and Head of Schools Sean Wilson called it Estrella’s “personal decision,” according to the report, which notes that family liaison Jessica Rodriguez will also be stepping down.

At the Nov. 28 meeting of the International School board, Wilson reported that the Jefferson Parish’s middle school was experiencing both disciplinary and academic issues that needed immediate attention. Classrooms were to be made smaller and teachers were to be retrained, Wilson said. Estrella was present at the meeting but did not speak about the issues at the time.

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Nov 282012
 


The International School of Louisiana is now down to two primary options to create more space for students at its Camp Street campus: placing modular buildings on the campus, or leasing space at a nearby building on Thalia Street. Continue reading »

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Nov 142012
 

Six New Orleans charter schools — including two immersion schools in the Uptown area, the International School of Louisiana and Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans — will have their admissions controlled by a central, citywide process for students enrolling in the fall of 2014, state officials decided Monday night. Continue reading »

Nov 052012
 

Administrators at the International School of Louisiana have decided to abandon an unpopular plan to create separate elementary and middle schools at the Camp Street and Algiers campuses, and will instead try to preserve the current K-8 structure at each by finding more space for the Eastbank students next year, they have announced. Continue reading »

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Oct 242012
 

Andrew Yon, president of the International School of Louisiana board, opens a meeting Wednesday night to discuss how to deal with the Camp Street building’s overcrowding issue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A proposal to separate the International School of Louisiana’s Eastbank and Westbank buildings into two campuses for lower- and upper-school students is still just one idea among many for next year, the school board promised a cafeteria full of concerned parents, and set a two-week deadline for themselves to endorse or reject it. Continue reading »

Oct 242012
 

The International School of Lousiana’s Olivier Street campus in Algiers.

The International School of Louisiana is still considering moving all its middle-school students to its Westbank campus and consolidating all its lower-grade students in the Camp Street building, but amid strong opposition from some families to crossing the Mississippi River, no decision is expected at Wednesday night’s meeting of the school’s governing board. Continue reading »

Oct 232012
 

Performance among Uptown public schools in the most recent school year was in many ways similar to that in the year before, according to state scores released Monday. A cluster of high-performing schools continued gains that in many ways lead the city, while a somewhat larger group of low-performing schools split between those making progress toward the middle, those that are slowly improving but still dismally low, and a handful with results that can only be described as disappointing.


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