Week in Review: New Beginnings will surrender Kennedy HS charter at the end of school year

New Beginnings will surrender Kennedy HS, Capdau charters at the end of school year
The New Beginnings Schools Foundation voted unanimously Thursday to surrender the charters for both of its schools — John F. Kennedy High School and Pierre A. Capdau Charter School — effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The move comes amid third-party, local school district and state education department investigations into allegations of grade-fixing and other problems at Kennedy High School.

Week in Review: New Orleans becomes first major American city without traditional schools

New Orleans becomes first major American city without traditional schools
On a typically hot July 1 in south Louisiana, when many students and educators are enjoying long holiday vacations, New Orleans has quietly become the first major American city without any traditional schools. The Orleans Parish school district has teetered on the edge of an all-charter district for years.