The Orleans Parish School Board will oversee a wholly unique system of autonomous charter schools that has made significant gains since 2005, but still faces big challenges.
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July 10, 2018
February 09, 2018
Puerto Rico is looking to charter schools and school vouchers to help rebuild and improve its education system post-Hurricane Maria. But is it really on track to implement a New Orleans-style overhaul of its schools?
December 04, 2017
Charter schools represent some of the most racially segregated schools in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Associated Press, reviving a long-running debate inside and outside the charter sector.
January 30, 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.
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 22, 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.
February 04, 2016
Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.
November 03, 2015
Malika Anderson has been appointed the new superintendent of the Achievement School District, Tennessee's state-run turnaround district. She will take over the post from Chris Barbic.
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.
August 04, 2015
Charter schools have driven up student performance in New Orleans in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, according to the Education Research Alliance.