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.
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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.
April 19, 2016
The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.
January 14, 2016
A new Bain & Company report finds that districts need to be more strategic about how they deploy leadership talent in schools and recommends adopting a distributed leadership model.
December 24, 2015
A state legislative audit, released this week, said that the Recovery School District has not adequately kept track of thousands of dollars worth of items purchased with public money.
November 10, 2015
Despite growth, overall charter enrollment still accounts for just 6 percent of public school enrollment nationwide.
October 01, 2015
The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.
August 24, 2015
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.
August 19, 2015
Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.