Monthly Archives: June 2012

In the News: A Clipping Service – June 19, 2012

In this edition of In the News: Voucher Accountability Other News on Ed Reforms The Common Core Cometh National Education Stories What’s Paul Vallas Been Up To? ACSA Shakeup OneApp for OPSB? Other Local News Voucher Accountability Voucher Program Framework Approved by BESE Panel KATC – June 18, 2012 The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – June 6, 2012

In this edition of In the News: New Orleans as a Proof Point Success Stories Vouchers in Practice More Local Charter News National Education Stories Examining Discipline Policies Around Louisiana Closer to Home New Orleans as a Proof Point New Orleans Program Offers Proof of Charter Schools’ Value Tacoma’s News Tribune – May 30, 2012 […]

Drop Out Rate Cut by 60% Since Katrina

The annual drop out rate1 for New Orleans public schools (OPSB + RSD) has plummeted 60% since Katrina, falling from 11.4% in 2004-05 to 4.1% in 2010-11. At current enrollment, this translates into 900 fewer dropouts per year. We Continue to Close the Gap! New Orleans’ drop out rate is now down to the state […]