Update, Jan 30: Two passages in the story have been corrected, as noted below. Five months into their first year running Harriet Tubman, the Crescent City Schools board of directors is preparing to run two more. Crescent City plans to take over Akili Academy in Gentilly in July, and possibly start running a third school next year.
Just outside the gates of the navy base that was formerly a pillar of the Algiers neighborhood, teachers wonder what their future might be in a rapidly changing school system. The Algiers Charter School Association, which now runs eight schools in the community, is looking to cut 30 positions to keep a balanced budget and could end participation in the state retirement system, starting next fall.