Danielle Dreilinger

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Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

New report argues that schools are overlooking gifted students who would benefit from services, including large numbers of black and Latino students

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

In rural parts of the South, school choice has long been linked to private segregation academies opened for white families fleeing desegregation and busing. Mississippi’s first rural charter school challenges that legacy, but threatens the struggling traditional public schools most black children still attend

How one New Orleans neighborhood worked to reopen its school — and lost

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune In Part 1 of this story, Hollygrove leaders chose a charter operator to run the school in their…

Dunbar School is currently under construction and its revitalization is especially meaningful for many community members. They see it as a future focal point to bringing back the neighborhood. (Photo by Kathleen Flynn, NOLA.com l The Times-Picayune) No reproduction

Community picks charter to open in neighborhood — but administrators have different plans

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleanians had to rebuild. There were neighborhoods to reknit. There were schools to reinvent and, it was hoped,…

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Online test requirements help spur tech innovation at some New Orleans schools

Times-Picayune Unless the Legislature changes its mind, next year Louisiana’s third through eighth graders in public schools will start taking new, national tests on the computer.…

Romalice Davis,10, practices multiplication while Dorrian Dennis, 11, works with special education math teacher Meg Troha on median at Arthur Ashe Charter School on Friday, April 25, 2014.Arthur Ashe's

Technology learning poised to take off in New Orleans public schools

Times-Picayune The digital bell sounds, and students at Arthur Ashe Charter School in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood file into the classroom. They sit down and immediately…

Teacher-training schools under pressure to prepare for Common Core

It’s not just K-12 teachers who are being asked to adjust their teaching styles and curricula to ensure students learn the Common Core standards. The people who teach the…

A Core dilemma: Will the littlest learners be able to type?

When Tania Nyman’s 9-year-old son decided a year ago to type a page of his homework rather than handwrite it, the experiment did not go well. “It was painful to…

In Louisiana, mixed signals on Common Core heighten schools’ anxiety

NEW ORLEANS — One year ago, the big debate over the Common Core standards in Louisiana centered on how to put them into practice.  Now, the Core is on shakier…