On March 19, The Lens’ education reporter, Marta Jewson, will interview Lagniappe Academies board vice chairman Dan Henderson at our monthly Breakfast with the Newsmakers event. The topics slated for discussion include the special-education violations report issued by the state to Lagniappe Academies, the sudden announcement of the closing of the school and what action the board is prepared to take.

We invite you to read the following related articles:

Parents try to explain to son why his beloved school is being closed

RSD superintendent recommends closing Lagniappe Academies charter school

Flagrant special ed violation, cover-up alleged at New Orleans, charter Lagniappe


Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Questions: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points.

The event recording can be viewed below.


Special thanks to our sponsors LCI Workers’ Comp, The Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Foundation and Basin St. Station.

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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public.  They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.