With the new members, the majority of the seven-member school board the country's second-largest school district will be charter supporters, which provides an opportunity to radically reshape the district.
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May 17, 2017
April 07, 2017
While cooperation between traditional districts and charter schools has deepened in some cities, issues such as facilities, special education services, transportation, and politics remain points of contention between the two sectors in most places.
March 17, 2017
Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.
March 08, 2017
Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.
March 06, 2017
Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.
January 27, 2017
The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.
November 09, 2016
The ballot question's defeat is a blow to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who championed the creation of a statewide school district to take over some of the state's lowest-performing schools.
October 19, 2016
A new report from the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University found that closing low-performing schools and converting them to charter schools can improve student performance, but a key factor was whether students had better schools to attend.
May 06, 2016
Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.
April 21, 2016
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.