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) has approved a framework for the new statewide voucher program. The framework does not include accountability standards, which Superintendent John White and the Department of Education will develop separate from BESE, but it does include a cap on how much private schools can raise tuition as they take in voucher students. Continue reading

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
Reformers in Washington State are trying to get a ban on charter schools lifted. They are using New Orleans as an example of how charters can succeed where traditional systems fail. Continue reading

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 average. In 2004-05, we had the state’s third highest drop out rate. Continue reading