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Lycée parents to receive ‘Charter Schools 101’ presentation Tuesday

Parents at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans have the opportunity to hear Caroline Roemer Shirley deliver ‘Charter Schools 101’ at Tuesday night’s PTO meeting.

Roemer Shirley is the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools. Her organization stepped in to aid Lycée at the request of state Superintendent John White amid parents’ cries to help the school.

She arranged for the funding of consultant Jeremy Hunnewell to help the school find a new CEO.

Parents welcomed the idea of an introductory session at January’s board meeting where Roemer Shirley fielded questions from parents alongside Hunnewell.

In an email to The Lens Monday, Roemer Shirley said that the session will touch on the legislative history of charter schools, as well as oversight and accountability. She also wrote the presentation is available for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of charter schools.

The general PTO membership meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 5951 Patton St.

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About Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in journalism and social welfare and a concentration in educational policy studies.

  • frenchfriend

    Well, I hope she touches on the school’s teacher retention problem, but relavancy is not her strong point. Charter 101 or exodus of all the teachers, hhhmmmmm, what is more important? Oh , I forgot, I know the answer. Raphael Gang is always reminding us. The answer is: outcomes and outcomes only.

  • Cindy

    My question is is it legal to have only five board members for this school when voting?