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November 21, 2014

Why NOLA Charters Aren't Returning to the Orleans Parish School Board

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

November 21, 2014

NOLA Charter Schools Sticking With Recovery School District

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

November 14, 2014

Walton Family Foundation Funds Parent-Engagement Efforts in New Orleans

A $1.2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help the Urban League of Greater New Orleans' increase its parent outreach efforts.

September 25, 2014

New Orleans All-Charter District Faces Civil Rights Probe

The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.

September 25, 2014

Civil Rights Officials Probe Alleged Racial Discrimination in NOLA School Closures

The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.

August 22, 2014

Two Years on, Orleans Parish, La., Still Without a Permanent Superintendent

The school board was expected to choose between two candidates this week, but could not muster the five-vote super-majority needed to hire and fire a superintendent. It's back to the drawing board.

August 06, 2014

Achievement Improves in New Orleans Schools, Challenges Remain, Says Report

A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 30, 2014

New Orleans Is An All-Charter City. Is That a Good Thing?

In his final column for Education Week, Sam Chaltain considers the news that New Orleans is now host to the first all-charter school district in the country, and wonders if that's a milestone we should be celebrating, mourning -- or both.

May 29, 2014

New Orleans' School District Has Become an All-Charter System

The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.

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