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November 09, 2016

Georgia Voters Defeat State-Run District for Struggling Schools

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

Report: School Closures Can Work If Students Have Better Options

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

Bill Placing New Orleans Charter Schools Under Local Oversight Passes La. House

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

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill to Return New Orleans' Schools to Local Control

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

Most New Orleans Residents Say Charters Improved City's Public Schools, Poll Finds

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

School Districts Need To Be More Strategic About School Leadership Roles

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

Audit Faults Louisiana's Recovery School District's Tracking of Property

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

Charter Enrollment Hits 40 Percent Market Share in Six Districts

Despite growth, overall charter enrollment still accounts for just 6 percent of public school enrollment nationwide.

October 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

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.

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