Education en Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process <p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;recently held its 8th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair. Hundreds of teachers from around the Gulf Coast came to interview for teaching positions.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:03:59 +0000 Mallory Falk 58077 at Notes On Education From The State Legislature's Regular Session <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The House supported a rewrite of Louisiana's career-track diploma law, to match a new policy of the state education board that will require public high school students who aren't college-bound to get job skills certifications to get a diploma.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:09:59 +0000 The Associated Press 57717 at Services For Non-English Speaking Families Often Lacking In New Orleans Schools <p>For decades, New Orleans’ largest bilingual community has been Vietnamese-American. Now, since Katrina, the number of Spanish-speaking families has been growing rapidly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter Katy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reckdahl</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has been looking at services for both of those growing communities in New Orleans’ public schools.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She found the charter system and One App programs can make language services more complicated.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Eve Troeh & Katy Reckdahl 56811 at Wilson Charter School Embraces Students New To English <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">When Logan Crowe became Principal of <a href="" target="_blank">Andrew H. Wilson Charter School</a> three years ago, the school had fewer than 10 non-English-speaking students.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 56715 at Out Of The Mouths Of Babes And Trumpeters: 'Gritty City' Triumphs With Child-Centered Perspective <p>A new documentary called <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;zeroes in on New Orleans’ youngest musicians, many of whom haven’t yet lost all of their baby teeth. The film follows three school marching bands as they prepare to perform during Mardi Gras.</p><p>In this commentary, education writer Sarah Carr argues that <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;offers us a different kind of look at New Orleans schoolchildren.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:15:58 +0000 Sarah Carr 54866 at Broadmoor Creates Education Hub For Entire City <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In 2006, shortly after the floods that followed Katrina, one city plan advised turning the neighborhood of&nbsp;Broadmoor&nbsp;into a drainage park. Residents of the low-lying area had other ideas, and prevailed.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:48:39 +0000 Eve Abrams 54692 at Testing Drives Classroom Computer And Keyboarding Skills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Louisiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state education department recently found that one-third of school districts are falling short when it comes to computers. The state suggests one computer for every seven students.</span></p><p>Three districts — Cameron, St. Helena and St. James parishes — have reached a one-to-one ratio of students to computers. Most New Orleans schools, because they’re charters, were not included in the report. But technology in the classroom getting attention because of upcoming changes to testing.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:50:24 +0000 Eve Troeh & Sarah Carr 54438 at Audio Postcard: Heritage School Of Music Auditions <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 53955 at Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans will soon become the first city with an all-charter school district, but the education landscape looks much different across the rest of Louisiana. M</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">any parishes have few or no charter schools, but that's starting to change.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 53495 at Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Just after Hurricane Katrina, the entire teaching staff of The Orleans Parish School Board was fired. Last week, a state appeals court ruled that those teachers were denied due process.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 52665 at