charter schools http://wwno.org en New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-closes-its-last-traditional-schools Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:46:00 +0000 Rachel Martin & Sarah Carr 61790 at http://wwno.org Civil Rights Complaints Target New Orleans Charter Schools http://wwno.org/post/civil-rights-complaints-target-new-orleans-charter-schools <p>A coalition of groups opposed to charter schools says it is filing federal civil rights complaints claiming discrimination by officials running school systems in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey.</p><p><br />Copies of the complaints were released today by the Journey for Justice Alliance. They say black students in the three cities suffer because of the closure of traditional public schools or the conversion of them into charter schools — run by independent organizations under charters approved by state or local education officials.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 22:10:58 +0000 Associated Press 60681 at http://wwno.org Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process http://wwno.org/post/charter-school-teacher-fair-highlights-changing-hiring-process <p><a href="http://www.eastbankcollaborative.com/" 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 http://wwno.org Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/charter-school-model-spreads-across-louisiana-2 <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 http://wwno.org Black Alliance For Educational Options Helping To Increase Access To Quality Education http://wwno.org/post/black-alliance-educational-options-helping-increase-access-quality-education <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.baeo.org/?ns_ref=14&amp;id=5457" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Black Alliance for Educational Options</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;is a national organization, but in order to fulfill their mission — empowering low income Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:14:47 +0000 Eve Abrams 52081 at http://wwno.org For Some Students Attending 'A' Schools, Transportation Gets An 'F' http://wwno.org/post/some-students-attending-schools-transportation-gets-f <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">In New Orleans, choosing a public school can mean contending with a dizzying array of choices. To help parents and students make that choice, schools are issued grades of "A" to "F" based on academic performance.</span></p><p>Of the seven “A”-rated schools in the entire city, only one provides yellow bus service for their students. For the rest, getting to school can be a challenge.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:31:00 +0000 Della Hasselle 48121 at http://wwno.org State-Run Charter Schools Decide Whether To Return To Local Control http://wwno.org/post/state-run-charter-schools-decide-whether-return-local-control <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seventeen state-run charter schools in the Recovery School District will decide in the next two months whether to switch to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board. A list of eligible schools will be presented at a state education board meeting Wednesday.</span></p><p>Last year, many charter schools who were able to move turned that deal down, because it would mean they would lose their status as independent districts. That problem has since been resolved; a new law lets them stay independent. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jessica Williams 47586 at http://wwno.org With New Charter Schools Coming, Civic Group Outlines Demands http://wwno.org/post/new-charter-schools-coming-civic-group-outlines-demands <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/10/092713_CommunityCompact_AJ2way_WEB.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The state <a href="http://www.rsdla.net/" target="_blank">Recovery School District</a> currently runs seven schools in north Baton Rouge. The RSD is planning to put new charter schools on those campuses next year.<p>Last week, as reported in <a href="http://theadvocate.com/home/7069148-125/uninvited-guests-allowed-in-to" target="_blank"><em>The Advocate</em></a>, the RSD hosted presentations by charter providers vying for a slot.<p>Ahead of those presentations, the civic group <a href="http://metromorphosis.net/?p=248" target="_blank">Better Baton Rouge</a> handed the RSD a community compact, outlining what some residents want from schools in their neighborhood. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 44841 at http://wwno.org Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Back To School http://wwno.org/post/voices-wwno-listening-post-back-school <p>WWNO's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.</span></p><p>Listening Post recording devices have been present at the Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and the HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street. And the mobile Listening Post went to the Bard Early College New Orleans program for high schoolers, and our very own Culture Collision event.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:29:47 +0000 Eve Troeh 43308 at http://wwno.org Can Playtime Help Classtime? One Program Gets High Marks http://wwno.org/post/can-playtime-help-classtime-one-program-gets-high-marks <p>A new study from Stanford University shows a program being used during recess at six New Orleans elementary schools is enhancing the children’s education. About 2,200 students are now in the local Playworks project. Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 35834 at http://wwno.org