Bruno sent out similar notices in April, even though the city had an active moratorium on evictions at the time.
He also worked to create a “self-help” desk to deal with common questions faced by people who don’t have lawyers.
If you read the report yourself - and don't just scan for the bits you find convenient - you will see that at various points the authors point out that value-added scores correlate with future student outcomes (academic and otherwise) and teachers' own scores in future years. They also discuss ways to improve the reliability of value-added models, and are especially optimistic about using VAMs to help students and schools monitor student progress. The report does, of course, emphasize that caution is needed when interpreting and using VAM data, but even here it is important to remember that all methods of evaluation have limitations. That reformers often do not understand those limitations is no excuse for pretending the alternatives are not limited in their own ways. None of which is to say this report is a major vindication for reformers. Make no mistake: this report throws a great deal of cold water on the sorts of VAM proposals that prominent reformers are often associated with, which are often rooted in deep misunderstandings of statistics and labor markets and promoted with over-the-top, unrealistic rhetoric. Nevertheless, it requires a considerable degree of cherry-picking and motivated reasoning to suggest that this report - which explicitly refuses to condemn any particular policy - is a blanket rejection of value-added modeling.
The Real Name Campaign plans to elevate its fight to advocate for accessible, more expansive gender marker changes by taking on the DMV and the state of Louisiana
In Orleans Parish, judges have eliminated confusion with a blanket halt on evictions. But other parishes have not taken the same step.
A recent survey by Unity of Greater New Orleans found the number of homeless people was more than four times its previous estimate a few months ago.
Foundation Supporters Baptist Community Ministries Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is one of the largest private foundations in Louisiana with a commitment to the greater New Orleans region and to the attainment of a more healthy community for the people living here. BCM funds programs in the following zones of interest: education, public safety & governmental […]
“We will not be intimidated by any attempts to keep tenants from learning critical information regarding their protection.”
The NOLA Public Schools district is the lead educational agency and will reimburse charter schools for eligible expenses.