Education http://wwno.org en WATCH: American Graduate: Louisiana's Future http://wwno.org/post/watch-american-graduate-louisianas-future <p class="p1">As part of the Education News Initiative between WYES-TV and WWNO 89.9 FM, this continuation of the&nbsp;AMERICAN&nbsp;GRADUATE&nbsp;national campaign examines Louisiana’s improvements in its high school graduation rate and helping students<span class="s1">&nbsp;</span>find their pathway to career through continued education or direct employment after completion of K-12.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:55:37 +0000 WWNO Staff 66982 at http://wwno.org Innovative New Orleans School Health Clinic Serves Students And Staff http://wwno.org/post/innovative-new-orleans-school-health-clinic-serves-students-and-staff <p>There is more to a child’s learning than strictly academics. Experts are learning more about factors like good nutrition or physical fitness, and how they impact children’s success. School-based healthcare centers take the idea further. They provide primary medical care, right on campus. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, there are just five schools in New Orleans that offer those kinds of services. But one Mid-City high school is expanding its clinic, making it the first in the city open full-time to the whole school.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:19 +0000 Della Hasselle 66633 at http://wwno.org Legal Battles Over Common Core, Confusion Over Testing Continue http://wwno.org/post/legal-battles-over-common-core-confusion-over-testing-continue <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/08/082014_CommonCoreTestUncertainty_AJwrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Gov. Bobby Jindal suspended state testing contracts in June to block the implementation of Common Core -- a set of benchmarks for what students should know at each grade level. State District Judge Todd Hernandez issued a ruling late Tuesday lifting that suspension.<p>But, wrangling continues over just which tests Louisiana students will be taking this year.&#160;<p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 66599 at http://wwno.org Judge Backs Use Of Common Core Materials http://wwno.org/post/judge-backs-use-common-core-materials <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by Common Core supporters, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state education standards.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">Judge Todd Hernandez issued a written ruling Tuesday.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:38 +0000 Associated Press 66565 at http://wwno.org Dispute Over Common Core Aired in Testing Contracts Hearing http://wwno.org/post/dispute-over-common-core-aired-testing-contracts-hearing UPDATE: Judge Todd Hernandez issued a ruling late Tuesday in favor of Common Core supporters. The written ruling lifts&#160;Gov. Bobby Jindal's suspension of the contracts for tests to be administered this school year. <a href="http://businessreport.com/editorial-pdfs/DR/RulingInjunction-81914.pdf" target="_blank">Read the ruling</a>.&#160;<p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201408/Screen_Shot_2014-08-19_at_4.12.57_AM.png" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/08/081914_CommonCoreTestSuspensionHearing_AJvoicer_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of parents and educators — later joined by the state school board — sued the </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> administration last month after the governor suspended contracts for test materials aligned with Common Core education standards. A state judge heard arguments in the case Monday.&#160;</span><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 66507 at http://wwno.org NPR Education Team Begins New Orleans Coverage http://wwno.org/post/npr-education-team-begins-new-orleans-coverage <p>In the past week, several NPR journalists have visited New Orleans to report on education, with a focus on public charter schools. NPR Correspondent Claudio Sanchez went to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/11/336374887/new-orleans-charters-prepare-for-a-big-first-day-of-school">first day of school for one New Orleans charter</a>, as a jumping off point for getting the lay of the land for schools here.</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:28:14 +0000 Eve Troeh 66144 at http://wwno.org NAACP Prepares Challenge To New Baton Rouge School Districts http://wwno.org/post/naacp-prepares-challenge-new-baton-rouge-school-districts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Residents interested in running for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will have just nine seats to pursue when qualifying begins in two weeks.</span></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:01:28 +0000 Associated Press 65963 at http://wwno.org Tulane Report Sees Progress In New Orleans Public Schools http://wwno.org/post/tulane-report-sees-progress-new-orleans-public-schools <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">A Tulane University think tank has issued its annual report on public education in New Orleans, noting strides made in performance since the state assumed authority over most of the city's schools, but also citing the need for numerous improvements.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:37:42 +0000 Associated Press 65859 at http://wwno.org Encore Academy Values The Arts Alongside Academics http://wwno.org/post/encore-academy-values-arts-alongside-academics <p>Encore Academy is a charter school, but it looks and feels more like the kind of public school many adults remember attending when they were kids. In today’s New Orleans, where the charter school landscape seems designed to combat lackluster academic achievement — and little else — it’s rare to see a school that values the arts as much as academics. So how does Encore Academy, a stand-alone charter school, manage to stand out?</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 65644 at http://wwno.org Board Of Ed. To Consider Suing Gov. Jindal Today http://wwno.org/post/board-ed-consider-suing-gov-jindal-today <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting later this morning on the ongoing battle to adopt Common Coe education standards.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 65451 at http://wwno.org