Monthly Archives: July 2012

In the News – July 27, 2012

In this edition of In the News: RSD Adopts Expulsion Policy Voucher Accountability Approved Voucher Lawsuit Status Community Colleges – Working to Improve Results A Look at Virtual Schools Other National Education Stories More Local News RSD Adopts Expulsion Policy Recovery School District to List Behaviors that Could Get Students Expelled Times-Picayune – July 16, 2012 To […]

Proposed Accountability Plan for Voucher Schools Released

Superintendent White has issued his proposed standards  for Academic Accountability for Voucher Schools. BESE will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, July 24th) at 11:00 am to vote on Superintendent White’s Proposed Policy for the Voucher Program. Educate Now! supports these policy recommendations and strongly urges BESE to approve them. Quick Summary Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year: Schools […]

End of Course Test Results Are In

Earlier this month, the state released the results of the End of Course tests (EOCs). Background Info on End of Course Tests Louisiana has phased out the Graduation Exit Exam (GEE) and replaced it with EOCs. The graduating class of 2014 must pass at least three EOCs to graduate: English II or English III, Algebra I or […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – July 16, 2012

In this edition of In the News New Orleans in the National Spotlight End of Course Test Results Are In Voucher Updates National Education News Technology Lacking in LA Schools Local Stories New Orleans in the National Spotlight U.S. Top Education Official: N.O. Doing ‘Fantastic’ with Improvements WWL TV – July 12, 2012 According to U.S. Secretary […]

News Alert: University Presidents Sound the Call

 At 2:00 pm today, the presidents of New Orleans’ universities and colleges issued the following call to service.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The leaders of Tulane University, Loyola University, Xavier University, Dillard University and Our Lady of Holy Cross College issued a “call to service” urging the city’s most qualified and visionary leaders to vie for seats in […]

A Tale of Two Schools: Voucher Performance

Performance is uneven in traditional public schools. Performance is uneven in charter schools. It should come as no surprise that performance is uneven in nonpublic schools. Let’s look at two schools participating in the Orleans voucher pilot: St. Leo the Great and Upperroom Bible Church Academy. Last year, St. Leo had 136 voucher students; Upperroom […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – July 2, 2012

In this edition of In the News: We’re Number 1 Moving Forward with Common Enrollment Voucher Update Other Louisiana Reform Updates Judge Rules on Post-Katrina Firings National Charter News RSD News Shakeup at Algiers Charter Schools Other Local News We’re Number 1 Brookings Metro Monitor Ranks N.O. #1 in Economic Recovery Brookings Institution – June 27, 2012 […]