In case you missed it …

ICYMI … Your mini news clippings

  • Thrillist website named metro New Orleans the #1 food city in America, and travel publication Rough Guides named New Orleans the #3 destination in the world, beginning with a Bob Dylan quote, “There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.” Educate Now! agrees.
  • The state is recommending BESE not renew Wilson’s charter. Wilson’s board is fighting back, arguing they would have received a “D” if the state had not changed the way it calculates School Performance Scores midway through the year.

  • NOLA for Life announced a partnership between the city’s Health Department and the Center for Restorative Approaches to allow schools to refer students to conflict-resolution “circles.”
  • The Washington Post reported on a long-term study following poor students in Baltimore for 25 years and how few have made it to middle class – highlighting the tough odds poor students face.
  • State Sen. J.P. Morrell announced he is joining the Senate Education Committee.

Educate Now! wishes you and yours a healthy and happy 2015!