Monthly Archives: November 2011

In the News: A Clipping Service – November 21, 2011

In this edition of In the News: BESE Election Results Other Louisiana Stories Pizza Becomes a Political Hot Potato National Education News BESE Election Results The BESE runoff elections were on Saturday, November 19th: Kira Orange Jones won District 2 (New Orleans, Jefferson and the River Parishes) with 57% of the vote, defeating incumbent Louella […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – November 9, 2011

In this edition of In the News: The Future of RSD Schools New Orleans in the National News Mathematica Study Examines Charter Networks BESE Elections and the Next State Superintendent National Education Stories Local News The Future of RSD Schools Some RSD Schools Now Eligible to Return to OPSB The Cowen Institute – October 24, […]

Student Enrollment Continues to Rise; Almost 80% at Charters

Educate Now! collected enrollment data for all New Orleans public schools. This unofficial October 1 student count shows: Student enrollment is 42,198. An increase of 2,321 students from last year and a 64% increase since 2006, the first full year after Katrina. 78% of New Orleans students now attend charter schools, up from 71% last year. New […]

It’s Official – The DPS for New Orleans is 83.2

(higher than Educate Now!’s projection earlier this month) The Louisiana Department of Education has released the official combined District Performance Score for New Orleans schools – 83.2. #1 In Growth Since 2005 District Performance Scores = All students, all grades, all tests Educate Now! compared District Performance Scores of the 4 largest districts in the […]

Historic Gains in Four-Year High School Graduation Rate

The Louisiana Department of Education recently released cohort graduation rates for all Louisiana schools. The cohort graduation rate looks at the 4-year graduation rate of students who started high school in 2007. The state’s rate increased to 70.9%. OPSB’s graduation rate of 93.5% is #1 in the state. RSD New Orleans improved its cohort graduation […]

BESE Election Update

Here are the results from the October 22 BESE elections: District 1 (St. Tammany, most of Jefferson and some of New Orleans) incumbent Jim Garvey won reelection with 58% of the vote. District 2 (New Orleans, Jefferson and the river parishes) incumbent Louella Givens received 31% of the vote and heads to a runoff with […]