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The Advocate
Slaughter charter school goes public with frustration over negotiations with East Feliciana School Boardnew construction, likely delaying the work for a year or two, LeDoux said. LeD
Slaughter charter school goes public with frustration over negotiations with East Feliciana School Board
The Advocate / Posted 20 hours ago
new construction, likely delaying the work for a year or two, LeDoux said. LeDoux said the school will turn to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for a new charter only as a last resort. He said he hopes that going public,... Read more
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The Advocate
Slaughter charter school goes public with frustration over negotiations with East Feliciana School Boardnew construction, likely delaying the work for a year or two, LeDoux said. LeD
Slaughter charter school goes public with frustration over negotiations with East Feliciana School Board
The Advocate / Posted 22 hours ago
new construction, likely delaying the work for a year or two, LeDoux said. LeDoux said the school will turn to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for a new charter only as a last resort. He said he hopes that going public,... Read more
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The Advocate
In sharp departure, Common Core hearing sparks little interestmostly educators, has recommended changing about 20 percent of the academic gui
In sharp departure, Common Core hearing sparks little interest
The Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
mostly educators, has recommended changing about 20 percent of the academic guidelines. More On This Topic The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the changes in March after a public meeting marked by heated arguments,... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge judge rules use of tax dollars to fund certain charter schools is propertax dollars to fund the operations of certain types of charter schools. Baton
Baton Rouge judge rules use of tax dollars to fund certain charter schools is proper
The Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
tax dollars to fund the operations of certain types of charter schools. Baton Rouge Judge Wilson Fields found the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Department of Education didn’t violate the state’s constitution... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schoolsof the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schools
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
of the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board and then approved, on appeal, by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “If the state creates the charter, the state needs to pay the bill,” said... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schoolsof the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schools
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
of the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board and then approved, on appeal, by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “If the state creates the charter, the state needs to pay the bill,” said... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schoolsof the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved charter schools
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
of the schools’ applications were rejected by the Lafayette Parish School Board and then approved, on appeal, by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “If the state creates the charter, the state needs to pay the bill,” said... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approvalEd Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the measure, noted that charter schools
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approval
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Ed Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the measure, noted that charter schools already are authorized by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local school boards. “We have a process that is working,” Price said. “We... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approvalEd Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the bill, noted that charter schools are
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approval
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Ed Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the bill, noted that charter schools are already authorized by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local school boards. “We have a process that is working,” Price said. “We... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approvalEd Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the bill, noted that charter schools are
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are OK'd wins final approval
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Ed Price, D-Gonzales, House sponsor of the bill, noted that charter schools are already authorized by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local school boards. “We have a process that is working,” Price said. “We... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are okayed wins final approvalalso argued that the state already has about 140 charter schools authorized by
Edwards-backed bill to curb how charter schools are okayed wins final approval
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
also argued that the state already has about 140 charter schools authorized by traditional methods -- the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or local school boards. Two other public school bills also win final legislative... Read more
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The Advocate
East Baton Rouge School Board accepts 2 of 10 charter school applicationsyou take that many kids from us,” Lee said. The rejected applicants have the c
East Baton Rouge School Board accepts 2 of 10 charter school applications
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
you take that many kids from us,” Lee said. The rejected applicants have the chance to appeal their denials to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. BESE is scheduled to rule on the appeals in October. The eight other school... Read more
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The Advocate
East Baton Rouge School Board accepts 2 of 10 charter school applicationsyou take that many kids from us,” Lee said. The rejected applicants have the c
East Baton Rouge School Board accepts 2 of 10 charter school applications
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
you take that many kids from us,” Lee said. The rejected applicants have the chance to appeal their denials to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. BESE is scheduled to rule on the appeals in October. The eight other school... Read more
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The Advocate
BESE endorses Common Core revisions after marathon day of debates; here are next stepsschool board late Thursday night endorsed revisions to the Common Core academic
BESE endorses Common Core revisions after marathon day of debates; here are next steps
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
school board late Thursday night endorsed revisions to the Common Core academic standards. The changes cleared the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education with only one dissenting vote. The dissenting vote was cast by Kathy Edmonston,... Read more
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The Advocate
Push by governor, others to put new rules on charter schools flops in Louisiana House committeeattend the state’s 139 charter schools, mostly in New Orleans. One of the prop
Push by governor, others to put new rules on charter schools flops in Louisiana House committee
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
attend the state’s 139 charter schools, mostly in New Orleans. One of the proposals — House Bill 167 — would ban the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from approving charter schools if state aid for schools falls, which is expected... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applicationsTexas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its first Louisiana school in Terryto
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applications
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Texas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its first Louisiana school in Terrytown, which is in Jefferson Parish. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in December approved the Terrytown school as a Type 2 charter, which is one... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applicationsTexas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its first Louisiana school in Terryto
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applications
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Texas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its first Louisiana school in Terrytown, which is in Jefferson Parish. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in December approved the Terrytown school as a Type 2 charter, which is one... Read more
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The Advocate
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applicationsoperates schools in Arizona, Texas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its firs
Lafayette School Board to weigh merits of two charter applications; board has history of rejecting applications
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
operates schools in Arizona, Texas, Minnesota and Utah, and is opening its first Louisiana school in Terrytown. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in December approved the Terrytown school as a Type 2 charter, which is one... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Standardized testing on the agenda of state education boardEVERETT, Mass. (AP) — The future of standardized testing is on the agenda of th
Standardized testing on the agenda of state education board
WWLP Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — The future of standardized testing is on the agenda of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Everett to get updates from Commissioner Mitchell Chester on the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Standardized testing on the agenda of state education boardEVERETT, Mass. (AP) - The future of standardized testing is on the agenda of th
Standardized testing on the agenda of state education board
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 6 days ago
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - The future of standardized testing is on the agenda of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Everett to get updates from Commissioner Mitchell Chester on the... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards should keep plan for charters260 is that there are several ways to create charter schools, either through tr
Gov. John Bel Edwards should keep plan for charters
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
260 is that there are several ways to create charter schools, either through traditional local school boards or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The third method is what SB260 would eliminate: creation by the state of a... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards Keep should keep plan for charters260 is that there are several ways to create charter schools, either through tr
Gov. John Bel Edwards Keep should keep plan for charters
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
260 is that there are several ways to create charter schools, either through traditional local school boards or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The third method is what SB260 would eliminate: creation by the state of a... Read more
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The Advocate
Silly bill could be called a declaration of incompetenceinto matters best left where they naturally belong: in the hands of local schoo
Silly bill could be called a declaration of incompetence
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
into matters best left where they naturally belong: in the hands of local school boards, in concert with the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The bottom of this slippery slope is a school day planned from start to finish... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Upcoming events at the Leominster Public Library | May 20, 2016Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. The meeting is free and ope
Upcoming events at the Leominster Public Library | May 20, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 9 days ago
Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. The meeting is free and open to the public. In 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education chose to adopt Common Core Standards without the knowledge and approval of... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Meeting on Common Core ballot question to be held | May 20, 2016Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. The meeting is free and ope
Meeting on Common Core ballot question to be held | May 20, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 9 days ago
Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. The meeting is free and open to the public. In 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education chose to adopt Common Core Standards without the knowledge and approval of... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathroomsargued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety i
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
argued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety in a letter to the leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Board of Regents, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana School... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathroomsargued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety i
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 9 days ago
argued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety in a letter to the leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Board of Regents, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana School... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathroomsargued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety i
La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 9 days ago
argued that the president's threat to stop funding jeopardizes student safety in a letter to the leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Board of Regents, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Louisiana School... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committeelocal groups to authorize the establishment of a charter school, allowing only
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committee
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
local groups to authorize the establishment of a charter school, allowing only local schools boards and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to have that power. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to overhaul public... Read more
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The Advocate
Plans for charter high school in Lafayette on hold due to lawsuit, need for more dataexisting schools and for a resolution of legal action that seeks to end state f
Plans for charter high school in Lafayette on hold due to lawsuit, need for more data
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
existing schools and for a resolution of legal action that seeks to end state funding of some charters. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has given conditional approval to Charter Schools USA and its partner nonprofit,... Read more
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The Advocate
Plans for charter high school in Lafayette on hold due to lawsuit, need for more dataexisting schools and for a resolution of legal action that seeks to end to stat
Plans for charter high school in Lafayette on hold due to lawsuit, need for more data
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
existing schools and for a resolution of legal action that seeks to end to state funding of some charters. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has given conditional approval to Charter Schools USA and its partner nonprofit,... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committeefaces action on the House floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to o
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committee
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
faces action on the House floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to overhaul public schools. It allows the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to certify local groups as a “charter authorizer,” and that group could then... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committeeHouse floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to overhaul public schoo
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committee
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
House floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to overhaul public schools. More On This Topic It allows the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to certify local groups as a “charter authorizer,” and that group could then... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committeefaces action on the House floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to o
Senate-passed charter school restriction approved by House committee
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
faces action on the House floor. The current law emerged from a 2012 push to overhaul public schools. It allows the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to certify local groups as a “charter authorizer,” and that group could then... Read more
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The Christian Post
5 States So Far Looking to Fight Obama's Transgender Bathroom Edict"Mississippi's public schools should not participate in the president's social
5 States So Far Looking to Fight Obama's Transgender Bathroom Edict
The Christian Post / Posted 12 days ago
"Mississippi's public schools should not participate in the president's social experiment." The president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education blasted the directive but will allow each school district to individually decide... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
State receiver eager to turn around Southbridge schoolsis for Southbridge to be equipped and prepared to govern its schools again in t
State receiver eager to turn around Southbridge schools
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
is for Southbridge to be equipped and prepared to govern its schools again in three to five years.In January, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed Southbridge Public Schools into receivership as a Level 5 chronically... Read more
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The Advocate
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools sparks controversybiological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokes
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools sparks controversy
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
biological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokesman. Jim Garvey, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said although BESE is barred from getting involved in day-to-day school... Read more
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The Advocate
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools sparks controversybiological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokes
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools sparks controversy
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
biological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokesman. Jim Garvey, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said while BESE is barred from getting involved in day-to-day school operations... Read more
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The Advocate
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools likely to spark controversy, pushbackbiological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokes
Under fire: Obama’s transgender directive for schools likely to spark controversy, pushback
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
biological gender should dictate what bathrooms they use, according to a spokesman. Jim Garvey, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said while BESE is barred from getting involved in day-to-day school operations... Read more
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The Advocate
Evaluators consider applications for more Lafayette Parish charter schoolsnumber is about 64 percent in Lafayette Parish. Should either application be r
Evaluators consider applications for more Lafayette Parish charter schools
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
number is about 64 percent in Lafayette Parish. Should either application be rejected, the agency may appeal to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which may then approve or deny the school’s application to open in the same... Read more
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The Advocate
Evaluators consider applications for more charter schools in Lafayette Parishnumber is about 64 percent in Lafayette Parish. Should either application be r
Evaluators consider applications for more charter schools in Lafayette Parish
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
number is about 64 percent in Lafayette Parish. Should either application be rejected, the agency may appeal to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which may then approve or deny the school’s application to open in the same... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
La. school suspension rates soar above national averagethan not find themselves in trouble. But it’s not just the older kids. Accordi
La. school suspension rates soar above national average
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 19 days ago
than not find themselves in trouble. But it’s not just the older kids. According to a 2014 study by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), elementary children, in particular, experience suspension at rates 200... Read more
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The Advocate
Still plenty in schools agenda for Edwards to work onearlier plan to seek the resignation of state Superintendent of Education John
Still plenty in schools agenda for Edwards to work on
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
earlier plan to seek the resignation of state Superintendent of Education John White. The latter works for the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, mostly independently elected of the governor. The politics of the bills backed... Read more
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The Advocate
Guest column: Without blueprint, New Orleans schools experiment poised for next phasethat raised academic performance expectations for their schools above what has
Guest column: Without blueprint, New Orleans schools experiment poised for next phase
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
that raised academic performance expectations for their schools above what has been established by the RSD and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The elected board and district leadership must hold firm on this framework and... Read more
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The Advocate
Walker High School project to go out to bids, construction could start as early as Marchcriticizing the possible expansion of power of New Schools for Baton Rouge. The
Walker High School project to go out to bids, construction could start as early as March
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
criticizing the possible expansion of power of New Schools for Baton Rouge. The nonprofit has applied to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to become the state’s first private entity with the power to approve new charter... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdlethe schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019, by a vote of th
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019, by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “We think two years is enough and are confident they will achieve it,” Leger... Read more
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The Advocate
Plans underway for proposed charter high school in Lafayette Parish2017, would pull seventh- and eighth-graders from both existing charter schools
Plans underway for proposed charter high school in Lafayette Parish
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
2017, would pull seventh- and eighth-graders from both existing charter schools and add grades nine through 12. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education conditionally approved three schools for Charter Schools USA. Charter Schools USA... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdleof the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
of the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. “We think two years is enough and are confident they will achieve it,” Leger... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdleof the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of
Bill to return RSD schools to local control clears key legislative hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
of the schools. The transfer could be delayed until July 1, 2019 by a vote of the Orleans Parish School Board or the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The lone House member who criticized the bill was Rep. Joseph Bouie, D-New... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose itdo their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to
Bill targeting 'overwhelming' red tape in Louisiana schools fails; see why teacher unions oppose it
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
do their jobs without crushing paperwork requirements. It allows districts to seek four-year waivers from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Carter said the law is hampered by several rules, including a requirement that... Read more
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