orleans parish school board http://wwno.org en Orleans Parish School Board Elects New President http://wwno.org/post/orleans-parish-school-board-elects-new-president <p>The Orleans Parish School Board elected Nolan Marshall, Jr. as it's new President on Tuesday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charter schools director Caroline </span>Roemer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Shirley says Orleans Parish School Board meetings over the past year have been rocky.</span></p><p>"It was a long year," Shirley said. "I think most people would agree with me, whether they’re part of this board or otherwise, it was a contentious year."</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:50:38 +0000 Jessica Williams 52573 at http://wwno.org State Court Sides With Louisiana Teachers Fired After Katrina http://wwno.org/post/state-court-sides-louisiana-teachers-fired-after-katrina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week a state court of appeals ruled in favor of thousands of teachers who were fired just after Hurricane Katrina.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court said more than 7,000 teachers were wrongly terminated, denied due legal process, and should have been considered for rehiring as schools reopened. The ruling, if upheld, would award the teachers years in back pay and benefits, though it’s not clear who would pay. The </span>Orleans Parish School Board<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the state have the option to appeal.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:40 +0000 Eve Troeh 52530 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 State Appeals Court Panel Hearing Post-Katrina School Firings Case http://wwno.org/post/state-appeals-court-panel-hearing-post-katrina-school-firings-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A five-judge state appeal court panel must decide whether to uphold a ruling that thousands of New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:58:43 +0000 The Associated Press 36414 at http://wwno.org OPSB Elections: Districts 1 & 2 http://wwno.org/post/opsb-elections-districts-1-2 <p>WWNO, in collaboration with <a href="http://thelensnola.org/">The Lens</a>, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6. The interviews aired on WWNO for the three Sunday nights before the election.</p><p>On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 1, including Heidi Lovett Daniels and Ira Thomas. Then she'll speak with Cynthia Cade, the incumbent from District 2.</p><p><strong>District 1</strong></p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jessica Williams | The Lens 22216 at http://wwno.org OPSB Elections: Districts 3 & 6 http://wwno.org/post/opsb-elections-districts-3-6 <p>WWNO, in collaboration with <a href="http://thelensnola.org/">The Lens</a>, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6.</p><p>On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 3, including Brett Bonin, Karran Harper Royal, and Sarah Usdin. Then she'll speak with candidates from District 6, including Jason Coleman and Woody Koppel.</p><p><strong>District 3</strong></p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Williams | The Lens 22211 at http://wwno.org WWNO And The Lens Talk With Candidates From School Board Districts 4 And 7 http://wwno.org/post/wwno-and-lens-talk-candidates-school-board-districts-4-and-7 <p>To inform voters and provide a broad platform for candidate debate, WWNO and our partners at <a href="http://thelensnola.org/2012/10/22/school-board-districts-4-and-7/" target="_blank">The Lens</a>&nbsp;are presenting conversations with candidates in the Orleans Parish School Board races. Lens reporter Jessica Williams is hosting the events, which are airing on WWNO for the three Sunday nights before the election, at 9 p.m. The Lens is also providing the unedited video for these forums.</p><p>The first two of six candidate conversations, which aired this Sunday, are here.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:00:46 +0000 Jessica Williams | The Lens 22223 at http://wwno.org Orleans Parish School Board to lay off 21 http://wwno.org/post/orleans-parish-school-board-lay-21 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Orleans Parish School Board plans to lay off nearly two dozen employees, largely because of a drop in federal funding for low-income students and those with special needs.</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 reported the list of staff losing their jobs includes four teachers.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:31:41 +0000 The Associated Press 15696 at http://wwno.org Lawyer: School Board Should Appeal Katrina Case http://wwno.org/post/lawyer-school-board-should-appeal-katrina-case <p>The <font color="red">Orleans</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Parish</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">School</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Board&#39;s</font> attorney says the <font color="red">board</font> should appeal a ruling that thousands of New <font color="red">Orleans</font> teachers and other <font color="red">school</font> workers were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and scattered its people in 2005.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:37:27 +0000 The Associated Press 14430 at http://wwno.org Orleans School Board Names Interim Superintendent http://wwno.org/post/orleans-school-board-names-interim-superintendent <p>The Orleans Parish School Board has appointed an interim superintendent.</p><p>Stan Smith served as the chief financial officer for the board since 2006. The board said Thursday that Smith will step in for Superintendent Darryl Kilbert, who officially retires June 30.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 May 2012 16:29:59 +0000 The Associated Press 11455 at http://wwno.org