Monthly Archives: July 2010

Returning Schools to the Orleans Parish School Board: It’s BESE’s Decision

Before the end of 2010, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will have to determine if New Orleans schools will stay in the Recovery School District (RSD) or be returned to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). Here is a brief review of the law governing BESE’s decision-making process and an outline […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – July 26, 2010

In this edition of In the News: Return of Schools: Decision Time Approaches Can Schools Save New Orleans? Six Criteria for Charter Governance and Oversight Three Cities Fight Against Drop Outs Improving Student Achievement Local Entrepreneur Changing the Way Teachers Teach

In the News: A News Clipping Service – July 12, 2010

In this edition of In the News: The Drop Out Problem Evaluating Charter Schools Reason TV Posts 3 Videos on New Orleans Education Teach For America Pulls Talent from Wall Street

New Orleans Dropout Rate Improves

Pre-Katrina, New Orleans had one of the worst dropout rates in Louisiana, and Louisiana had one of the worst dropout rates in the nation. Educate Now! was curious to know how New Orleans is doing today. We hadn’t seen any dropout data for New Orleans since Katrina, so we contacted the Louisiana Department of Education […]

Evaluating New Orleans Charter Schools

Charter school performance has recently been the subject of a number of reports. Some of the highlights: 1.     A national study of 36 charter schools in 15 states showed that on average students who won lotteries to attend charter middle schools performed no better in math and reading than their peers who lost […]