Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top 5 Stories of 2010, Top 5 Wishes for 2011

Top 5 Stories of 2010 1.  New Orleans public school students (RSD+OPSB) ranked #1 in the state for improved student achievement – both for the year and for the 2005-10 period! 2.  FEMA announces a $1.8 billion settlement for rebuilding and repairing New Orleans school facilities. FEMA Awards $1.8 Billion to New Orleans Schools for […]

Orleans Public School Enrollment Continues to Climb with Increase in Diversity and Charter Choice

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the student enrollment data for the 2010-11 school year. The remarkable gains in student academic performance since 2005 are accompanied by a steady increase in student enrollment, from 35,995 students in 2008, and 38,051 in 2009, to 39,877 this year.  The data reflect that the student population is […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – December 14, 2010

In this edition of In the News: 2010 Student Enrollment Data Analyzed Report Shows Race to the Top Scoring Was Flawed Firing Decisions Based on Teacher Tenure, Not Effectiveness Comparing Teacher Effectiveness in High- and Low-Poverty Schools Focusing on College and Career Readiness Michelle Rhee Will Lobby for Students Rights Gates Foundation Brings Charters and […]

News Alert: The Final Vote

BESE held its full Board meeting today. The final votes are as follows: 1.  Pastorek’s Revised Plan for Return of Schools was approved. 2.   BESE approved a new letter grading system for schools, which will go into effect in 2011. The letter grades will replace the current star ratings. The Department of Education estimates over 500 […]

News Alert: BESE Votes Are In

After a 13-hour, marathon day of meetings, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has approved the following items in committee. While these votes are preliminary – each committee recommendation will be considered by the full Board on Thursday – items recommended by committees are almost always approved by the full Board. 1.  Pastorek’s […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – December 6, 2010

In this edition of In the News: Critical Votes for BESE this Week Charters Give New Orleans a Fresh Start Planning for Leader Turnover in Charter Schools National Studies and Commentary Other Local News