Week in Review: Parents anxiously await OneApp results

Class Dismissed: OneApp
Parents anxiously await New Orleans’ enrollment lottery results from the time they submit applications in late February to mid-April, when the mysterious algorithm that controls every child’s school placement spits out answers. “It doesn’t allow for hopes to be brought about in a timely way,” parent Alex Lafargue said.

Class Dismissed: OneApp

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.

Week in Review: Fired New Beginnings ‘whistleblower’ asks board to rehire him

Fired New Beginnings ‘whistleblower’ asks board to rehire him
A former New Beginnings Schools Foundation employee who raised a red flag on what he said are suspicious grade changes at John F. Kennedy High School asked for his job back at a special meeting of the charter school network’s governing board Thursday night. Runell King hired employment lawyer Dorothy Tarver this week.