On Tuesday, nearly 100 social workers from across Louisiana gathered to preview a new report from the New Orleans Children & Youth Planning Board (CYPB) titled “Called to Care.” The report, which was ordered by the New Orleans City Council in 2018, examines childhood trauma across the city and provides a path forward towards a […]
More than 50 workers, parents, and members of Step Up Louisiana held a rally on Thursday evening before marching to the final Orleans Parish School Board meeting of 2019 to demand change. New Orleans is the only all-charter school system in the nation – a venture that many legislatures in both the city and state […]
Last week, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the annual School Performance Scores. Each school in the state is rated A-F based on student performance during state testing, and how many students earn college credit before graduating high school. While acknowledging the work of New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) teachers, staff, and administrators, the […]
On November 1, 2019, the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) announced that they will join other library systems across the country in boycotting ebooks from Macmillian Publishers, one of the largest major publishers in the U.S. The action comes as a result of a library ebook embargo enacted by Macmillian. Under the company’s new policy, […]
Op-Ed: The Mental and Economic Enslavement of Children Through State Charters: Are Our Children for Sale?August 25, 2019
Robert Green Ingersoll once opined, “Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul.” Our State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education through the charter school approval system has become a market to sell the children of our state to the […]
Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Medium. It has been reprinted with the author’s permission. The smell of education is in the air. Parents have bought uniforms. School supplies are packed up and ready to go. Teachers have completed their beginning of the year requirements, decorated their classrooms and have received finalized student rolls. […]
Big Easy Magazine covered the last public school in New Orleans being turned into a charter school and the fears of parents in “Charter Schools and Race in New Orleans”. As the last public school in New Orleans was officially turned into a charter school, many parents professed fears, suggesting that part of the reason […]
A plan to install lead and antimicrobial filters at Orleans Parish public schools has hit a snag. It turns out that the antimicrobial filters require much higher water pressure than the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) provides. According to a report by The Lens, the filters being installed at the schools would require a booster […]
After some behind the scenes turmoil on Monday, Louisiana legislators agreed on a package deal to effectively give public school teachers a raise of $1,000.
The Erase The Board Coalition has announced that they intend to file a lawsuit against the state of Lousiana in order to overturn Act 91.
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