Third and fourth graders at Crocker Arts and Technology School are getting a little more attention this year. Two para-educators were hired in an effort to improve students’ academic performance and standardized test scores.
The leadership of Audubon Charter School will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2012-13 budget Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 719 S. Carrollton Ave., seeking input from parents and community members. Next year’s budget, which goes into effect July 1, is 2 percent higher than the current year, rising from $6.72 million to $6.84 million.
Board meetings over the past few months have been marked by tension over a central question: who is to succeed the charismatic Barbara MacPhee as head of New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School after she retires. Parents and students have attended the past few meetings awaiting a decision.