ICYMI: HB 166 (Bouie) Defeated

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HB 166 (Bouie) Defeated

The Louisiana House of Representatives defeated HB 166 (Bouie) return of schools 33-61. The Times-Picayune would agree with this decision.

State Headlines

A District Court ruled BESE’s funding of type 2 charters in the MFP is constitutional. The judge said Type 2 charter schools are clearly public schools, and it was proper to support them with the use of public funds. The plaintiffs will appeal.

More on the Common Core Compromise

The Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) weighs in on the Common Core compromise up before Louisiana’s Legislature, saying, “With this compromise, the efforts of those who sought to take our high-quality Common Core standards out of Louisiana classrooms have failed, testing will continue and the path forward for the next year becomes much more clear for our children, the ones for whom this matters the most.”

New Orleans in the National News

This Education Week blog says teacher leadership development is arguably one of New Orleans’ most widespread educational exports.

New Orleans centralized enrollment system has eliminated a lot of confusion and inequities, according to the national Center for Reinventing Public Education. The report also lists thereasons many parents are still frustrated with the system.

Other Local News

The Louisiana Supreme Court refused to hear the case brought by New Orleans teachers who believe they were wrongfully fired after Katrina.

Shout Outs!

Tulane University’s Cowen Institute will receive approximately $1.6 million over three years to work with opportunity youth.

NOCCA is recognized nationally for its world-class arts program and its academics.

Ben Franklin and Lusher are ranked nationally in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Public High Schools of 2015.