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March 27, 2015

Study Says Some New Orleans Principals Cherry-Picked Students

Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.

March 11, 2015

Fired New Orleans Schools Staff Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

After Hurricane Katrina prompted the evacuation of the city and shut down schools in 2005, the employees went to court to try and thwart wholesale dismissals as the state of Louisiana moved to take over most New Orleans public schools.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 11, 2014

New Orleans Special Education Lawsuit Nears Settlement

Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.

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.

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