Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, at right, had the dubious distinction of being the first failing school to be taken over by the state-run Recovery School District. Now it and Lake Area New Tech Early College High are among the first to move back under the auspices of the Orleans Parish School Board.
This summer, The Lens first reported on testing irregularities at ReNEW Sci Tech Academy. The state began investigating test issues, as well as concerns regarding the identification of special-education students. Because the state gives schools more money for those students, the school improperly classified students that way, but spent the money across the school, not just on special education.