Part three in a series on school closures in New Orleans. The centralized school enrollment lottery takes months to conduct and offers special priority to students in closing schools. Two parents whose kids attend closing schools tell us how they’re playing the odds for next year.
The school had, by far, the most tests voided due to irregularities of any school in the state. A lawyer for Kennedy’s charter group said the issue will be added to an ongoing investigation into other problems, including alleged grade-fixing.
Plumbing contractors were digging up Edgar P. Harney elementary school’s lush front lawn on Willow Street Tuesday afternoon while a portable toilet trailer sat on the school’s blacktop playground along busy Claiborne Avenue. “The bathrooms aren’t working,” one of the workers told The Lens.