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In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) … Your mini news clippings

Seattle’s Center for Reinventing Public Education invited education leaders from New Orleans to share their ideas about what’s next for New Orleans public schools.

U.S. News & World Report says Louisiana’s Recovery School District is a strong model for turning around failing schools.

The Advocate looks at the impressive progress and the ongoing contentious debate over New Orleans public schools.

In this five-part series, the Times-Picayune tells the story of Sean Talley, an expelled student struggling to graduate from high school.

National Headlines

The House of Representatives passed a rewrite of No Child Left Behind, which President Obama has said he will veto. The debate continues in the Senate, which unanimously passed a bi-partisan bill out of committee.

There is a growing sense that Millennials view the teaching profession as less desirable than previous generations did.

The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether teachers’ unions should be allowed require non-union members to pay fees to help pay for collective bargaining.

First lady Michelle Obama says career and technical programs make a whole lot of sense for many.

Louisiana Stories

Parents, educators and other stakeholders can weigh in on proposed Common Core standards for English and math using the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal.

The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled allowing state school superintendents wide discretion in firing tenured teachers is constitutional.

State Superintendent of Education John White says he has no plans to quit, and he hopes to keep his job when a new governor and state school board take office in January.

More Local News

OPSB’s Deputy Superintendent Kathleen Padian announced her resignation, and Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. named his three top deputies, including two from Jefferson Parish Schools.

Since Katrina, New Orleans’ African-American community has made gains in education but has not increased its median income as much as white households, and the percent of Black children living in poverty has increased.

Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough believes to secure the city’s future, we must make a genuine investment in a great education for all students, not just the privileged or connected.

OPSB’s Diversity Contracting Director Armer Bright resigned after admitting his role in a kickback scheme with former board member Ira Thomas.

The Times-Picayune says New Orleans families need more good schools. Although the late enrollment process went fairly smoothly this year – with some OneApp glitches – there still aren’t enough good choices for families.

Two years after receiving its authorization from OPSB, the Thurgood Marshall College Fundsurrendered its charter for the TMCF Collegiate Academy at SUNO saying there were too many challenges to overcome in opening the school.

Shout Out!

Congratulations to Rene Lewis-Carter of Martin Behrman Charter School for winningLouisiana’s 2016 Middle School Principal of the Year.


Registration is now open for the Katrina ’10 Citywide Day of Service. For more information on the available projects and sign up instructions, visit the Katrina 10 website.

The National WWII Museum is launching an 11-month special exhibit entitled Fighting for the Right to Fight, an examination of the experiences, challenges and triumphs of African-American servicemen in WWII.