Lusher Charter School CEO Kathy Riedlinger and High School Principal Wiley Ates announced Saturday that Lusher students’ “I Am” campaign idea had won $10,000 in the Drew Brees “Trust Your Crazy Ideas” competition, beating out St. Augustine High School, New Orleans College Prep Charter School, and Isidore Newman School.
As almost an afterthought to a quick meeting of Audubon Charter School’s F.A.M.E. board this past Saturday, it was announced that the permit for the disputed Broadway contract had been picked up by a contractor and cleared for continuation. An old custodial house on Audubon’s 428 Broadway campus had been mostly dismantled, but a civil complaint by the Upper Audubon Neighborhood Association had kept the structure from being moved and renovated.
At its meeting on Tuesday September 11, the Pride College Prep board announced it had officially submitted its application for a charter extension. Though the school is still graded far below average, results from an internal Pride study and student Assessment Index (AI), based on standardized test scores, offered hope for improvement.