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.
- Lagniappe Academies changed its mind and voted to return to OPSB. Thirty-four other eligible charters, with both new and veteran school leaders, opted to stay with the RSD.
- 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.
- New Orleans Magazine profiled RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard.
- 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.
- Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job, and violent crime arrests plummeted.
- A new report concluded public school parents are happy with New Orleans schools and think the system is headed in the right direction, but they need more good options and more information. The Times-Picayune urged improvements in OneApp.
- State Sen. J.P. Morrell announced he is joining the Senate Education Committee.
- The Hechinger Report had this perspective on teacher unions in New Orleans.
Educate Now! wishes you and yours a healthy and happy 2015!