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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.

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 12, 2014

Georgia's Governor Draws Inspiration From Louisiana Charter School Model

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.

September 12, 2014

Charter School Model in Louisiana Catches Eye of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.

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.

May 29, 2014

New Orleans' Recovery School District Is Officially an All-Charter System

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

November 08, 2013

Ex-Chicago Schools Boss Paul Vallas to Be Illinois Governor's Running Mate

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has picked former Chicago public schools CEO Paul Vallas to be his running mate as lieutenant governor in 2014.

April 30, 2013

Where Do We Go From Here? New Orleans Voters Disagree

New Orleans voters have very mixed thoughts on how the past 8 years of education policies in the city have worked and on what should come next for the city's schools.

February 21, 2013

School Takeover Authority Gets Nod in Virginia

Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

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