Monthly Archives: April 2011

In the News: A Clipping Service – April 18, 2011

In this edition of In the News: New Orleans in the National News New Superintendent for the RSD KIPP Study Causes Controversy Local Education Stories National Education News State News New Orleans in the National News Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Says He’s Inspired by New Orleans Schools The Times-Picayune – April 8, 2011 During […]

Special Education Revisited

Who is Educating Students with Disabilities, and How Are They Doing? In New Orleans public schools, students with special needs now represent 9.1% of the overall student population. If every school enrolled a proportionate share, students with disabilities would represent 9.1% of each school’s student body. But that is not the case. Recovery School District […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – April 4, 2011

In this edition of In the News: New Orleans Dropout Rate Plummets The State of the RSD Local Education Stories National Education News Announcements New Orleans Dropout Rate Plummets New Orleans Dropout Rate Falls 31% in One Year; 50% since 2005 Educate Now! – April 4, 2011 Good News! Schools in New Orleans are doing […]

New Orleans Dropout Rate Plummets 31%

Schools doing a much better job keeping kids in school! The dropout rate[1] for New Orleans public school 9th-12th graders (RSD and OPSB, charters and direct-run) fell 31% from 2008-09 to 2009-10, dropping from 8.3% to 5.7%. Since 2005, New Orleans dropout rate has been cut in half. Pre-Katrina, New Orleans had one of the […]

The Return Model for School Governance

In 2010, Educate Now! convened a Task Force to consider long-term governance alternatives for New Orleans public schools.  In a series of meetings over several months, the members of the Task Force worked on how best to restore local control of public education without imperiling the considerable academic progress since 2005. The Task Force determined […]