Judge upholds BESE's decision to revoke charter at Abramson; appeal planned

By Jessica Williams, The Lens, staff writer |

The former managers of Abramson Science and Technology Charter School lost an opportunity today to regain their authority as a Baton Rouge judge ruled against them. Nineteenth Judicial District Court Judge William Morvant sided with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and its decision to revoke Abramson’s charter, said school spokesman King Logan.

Project connects donors to school teachers

By Jessica Williams, The Lens staff writer |

Teachers in need of classroom supplies take heed: One national non-profit has stepped in to help fill the resource gap at area public schools – if you’re interested in exactly what they’re offering. The Generation Project, an online education philanthropy that funnels resources to low-income kindergarten through 12th-grade students, has begun to dole out school goods in New Orleans.

Anyone want to buy a used theme park? City seeking bidders on decaying Six Flags site

By Ariella Cohen, The Lens staff writer |

An eastern New Orleans icon of post-Katrina abandonment is up for the taking. After nearly six years of handwringing over the future of the city-owned former Jazzland/Six Flags theme park, the city put out a call Wednesday for companies to submit proposals for the redevelopment of the 276- acre site bordering Interstate 10 on Lake Forest Boulevard.