The Orleans Parish school district is closing five schools this spring. In the first part in a series on school closures, The Lens talks to experts, advocates and parents about how a decision to close a school is made, and how it should be made.
| February 21, 2019
By handing over McDonogh 35 to a contractor, the city will no longer have any direct-run schools in 2019. The board votes Thursday.
| December 20, 2018
Education experts say year over year growth is a better measure of a school’s performance than student test scores alone. School ratings are set to be released on Thursday.
| November 7, 2018
At Monday night meeting, school district superintendent and other officials said board mismanagement led to decision.
| November 5, 2018
The decision will leave the city without an alternative school for elementary and middle school students.
| October 11, 2018
Charter advocates question whether the measures will step on schools’ autonomy, but community advocates say the work is necessary.
| August 31, 2018
After school officials announced they would test school water for lead in 2016, they decided to install filters instead. But the school district has yet to sign a contract with a filter company.
| August 14, 2018
The school has racked up nine district warnings this year.
| August 9, 2018
A similar case in Maryland resulted in a federal theft conviction.
| June 20, 2018
The charter school told parents Sunday it would close for good this week.
| May 22, 2018