Education http://wwno.org en Voices Of Educators: Glenda McQueen http://wwno.org/post/voices-educators-glenda-mcqueen <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean New Orleans schools are not on the minds of many people. As the city continues to reform and reshape public education, WWNO seeks to highlight teachers who bring unique talents and perspectives to their work. We'll feature one such educator each month.</span></em></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 65002 at http://wwno.org The Politics Of The Common Core http://wwno.org/post/politics-common-core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.<p>"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:32:56 +0000 Juana Summers 64892 at http://wwno.org Feds End Jefferson Parish School Discrimination Probe http://wwno.org/post/feds-end-jefferson-parish-school-discrimination-probe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson Parish public schools have agreed to make changes to end a federal investigation into discrimination against English-language learners. The U.S. Department of Justice brokered the agreement, along with the Department of Education.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jessica Williams is an education reporter at NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune. She says the agreement requires that Jefferson parish make a number of changes.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:50:52 +0000 Janaya Williams 64235 at http://wwno.org Girl Scouts 'Extravaganza' Boosts Girls' Interest In STEM http://wwno.org/post/girl-scouts-extravaganza-boosts-girls-interest-stem <p></p><p><a href="http://www.gsle.org/" style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;" target="_blank">Girl Scouts Louisiana East</a><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;"> recently held its second annual STEM Extravaganza. The event is designed to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math — fields typically dominated by men. Girl Scouts from grades K-12 came to the event, held at Dillard University.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 64113 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Children's Museum Helps Kids Develop Emotional Literacy Through 'Play Power' Program http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-childrens-museum-helps-kids-develop-emotional-literacy-through-play-power-program <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Louisiana Children’s Museum is more than just a place to visit. One of the Museum’s traveling outreach programs is Play Power, which visits schools and NORD camps in areas of New Orleans deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Play Power encourages children to enjoy learning through emphasis on free expression and laughter. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63355 at http://wwno.org Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape http://wwno.org/post/local-views-new-orleans-changing-school-landscape New Orleans marked a milestone last week. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:48:02 +0000 Rachel Martin & Anya Kamenetz & Sarah Carr 63631 at http://wwno.org Insight: With Executive Order Over Common Core, Jindal Upends Testing Plans http://wwno.org/post/insight-executive-order-over-common-core-jindal-upends-testing-plans Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order last week canceling the testing contract that was meant to implement learning benchmarks once adopted by Louisiana and 44 other states.<p>And that has Jindal squaring off against the state superintendent and the president of the BESE board he hand-picked to push through major state education reforms in recent years. &#160;<p>Melinda Deslatte, the Associated Press state capitol correspondent, discusses the clash.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/062714_Melinda_Insight.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 63413 at http://wwno.org The Foundations Of Algebra, Through Pre-K Arts Classes http://wwno.org/post/foundations-algebra-through-pre-k-arts-classes <p>STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and it’s quite the buzzword these days in the education world. Teachers are looking at ways to encourage their students to be more math-oriented. For one program in New Orleans, the solution is to start introducing math early — as early as preschool.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Sarah Tan 63182 at http://wwno.org State Reviews Shrinking RSD Budget http://wwno.org/post/state-reviews-shrinking-rsd-budget <p>The state <a href="http://bese.louisiana.gov/" target="_blank">Board of Elementary and Secondary Education</a> will be reviewing the shrinking budget for New Orleans schools.</p><p>The board is meeting Tuesday to start talks about the Recovery School District.</p><p>The Lens is reporting that the RSD operating budget has plunged from $304 million in 2009-2010 to $20 million for next year.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:28:29 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63063 at http://wwno.org Jindal Moves to Withdraw Louisiana from Common Core http://wwno.org/post/jindal-moves-withdraw-louisiana-common-core <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Jindal addresses the press on Wednesday" data-attribution="Credit Ann Marie Awad / WRKF News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/jindal_%281_of_1%29.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced Wednesday his intent to withdraw the state from the Common Core Educational Standards. &#160;</span><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/061814_Jindal_Moves_to_Withdraw_from_PARCC_AAWrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 62855 at http://wwno.org