Recovery School District http://wwno.org en 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 When Failing Schools Close, Results Are Mixed http://wwno.org/post/when-failing-schools-close-results-are-mixed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, the Recovery School District closed four elementary schools in New Orleans because of poor performance, affecting about one thousand students, who had to find another school this year.</span></p><p>Now, state officials have released grades for many of the new schools those students are enrolled in. The question is whether those students who were forced to change schools ended up at better schools than the ones they left.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jessica Williams 51563 at http://wwno.org What's The Role Of The Recovery School District After Schools Recover? http://wwno.org/post/whats-role-recovery-school-district-after-schools-recover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state-run Recovery School District took over nearly all New Orleans public schools after Hurricane Katrina. Soon, it won't run any. It will, however, oversee dozens of charter schools, including 17 local schools which recently decided they wanted to stay in the state system instead of returning to the local school board.</span></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:08:00 +0000 Diane Mack 50919 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 ACT scores up in Recovery School District schools http://wwno.org/post/act-scores-recovery-school-district-schools <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state agency that runs most New Orleans public schools is reporting a small improvement in scores for students taking the ACT college entrance exam.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The average composite score on the ACT for students in the Recovery School District's New Orleans schools rose four-tenths of a point from 16.4 to 16.8 from 2011 to 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:54:09 +0000 The Associated Press 20390 at http://wwno.org High school alumni unhappy with merger plan http://wwno.org/post/high-school-alumni-unhappy-merger-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A group of L.B. Landry High School alumni is taking the state to court over plans to merge the campus with another high school, O. Perry Walker.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reports the case could be the first test of a law that requires community input on any changes in the way state-controlled schools are governed.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:26:41 +0000 The Associated Press 18554 at http://wwno.org Ethics board postpones decision on Orange-Jones http://wwno.org/post/ethics-board-postpones-decision-orange-jones <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state ethics board has deferred a decision on whether state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Kira Orange-Jones can keep her elected seat and her job as executive director of the New Orleans branch of Teach for America.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:23:39 +0000 The Associated Press 16227 at http://wwno.org Nearly 200 New Orleans school bus drivers laid off http://wwno.org/post/nearly-200-new-orleans-school-bus-drivers-laid <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The school bus company that transports most public school students in New Orleans has laid off its drivers in a dispute over $7.2 million in unpaid bills.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:44:49 +0000 The Associated Press 16014 at http://wwno.org RSD seeks to rein in expulsions from New Orleans schools http://wwno.org/post/rsd-seeks-rein-expulsions-new-orleans-schools <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In a move to stop charter schools from expelling students too frequently, the state agency running most of New Orleans&#39; public schools has issued new guidelines on what constitutes the kind of behavior that will get a student thrown out.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:07:35 +0000 The Associated Press 15949 at http://wwno.org