Study says New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching after charter transformation
The research undercuts one argument for charters — that they’re a solution to bloated bureaucracies at parishwide school systems
New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters
Giving every child an opportunity
Will Betsy DeVos expand access to charters and private schools, shifting public money to private and quasi-private sectors?
A New Orleans charter network has spent the last year making up teaching for special-ed students shorted two years ago
An investigation found that ReNEW SciTech Academy had inflated how much extra attention it would provide to certain students, and then didn’t provide the extra help to those who really needed it. The Louisiana education department made the charter network find those students and provide help
"Don’t allow a financial storm to be your Hurricane Katrina, the disaster that led to dismantling the public school system in New Orleans."
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Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline This story is part of a series looking at a shortage of black and Hispanic teachers and…
Massachusetts charter pushes low-income students to college with coaching, nagging and “dream crushing”
“You can stay after school. You can always talk to your tutors or your teachers. And if one of us is slacking, we’ll all say, ‘Do you want to be a statistic? Your life isn’t a game. You don’t want to be stuck.’”