Live blog: Orleans Parish School board retreat in Houston

Starting Thursday evening, the Orleans Parish School Board will participate in a retreat and training session run by the Center for Reform of School Systems. The training is being funded by the education advocacy group Stand for Children; taxpayers are paying for travel and lodging in Houston.

The training will focus on team-building and the proper roles of board and committee meetings.

The New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance will live-stream the retreat; The Lens will live-blog it. The retreat begins with a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday. Things get underway at 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday live blog

Thursday evening live blog

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About Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams stays on top of the city's loosely organized collection of public schools, with a special emphasis on charter schools. In 2011 she was recognized by the Press Club of New Orleans for her reporting on charter school transparency and governance. In 2012, she was part of a team that received a National Edward R. Murrow Award for their work following a New Orleans family's recovery after Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Edna Karr Secondary School in Algiers, and she obtained her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. She can be reached at (504) 575-8191.