Five charter organizations have meetings this week and could take up the issue.
The charter management organization is awarding itself a 20 percent raise.
Review the proposed 2014-15 Annual Operating Budget for Harriet Tubman Charter School.
Finances are in good order at schools managed by the Crescent City charter group, with surplus funds that can be rolled over into next year’s budgets. That was the gist of a report by treasurer Doug Harrell at the board’s monthly meeting, May 28.
With or without Common Core standards, the school needs to upgrade computers and associated technology.
An original member of the board is leaving, and a new member was elected.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Six-year-old Shaud Wilson was killed last week trying to cross Paris Avenue to get to his bus stop. Around New Orleans, it's not uncommon for children to wait for their buses along multi-lane roads, including some of the city's busiest streets.
McDonogh City Park Academy would be the second addition to the Crescent City Schools network in as many years.
But the board didn't comply with state law when it failed to solicit public comment before two votes.
Seventeen charter schools are eligible to switch to Orleans Parish School Board governance.
Crescent City Schools still facing problems with some buildings.
School officials are aren't sure which contractor is responsible when something breaks.
It will cost $30 million to bring students to and from public schools this year, compared to $18 million the year before Katrina. The increase appears to be a consequence of citywide enrollment and the shift from a centrally-run school system. A few schools are working together to negotiate busing contracts.
Work on some of the buildings continues, even after classes have begun.
Charter operator looking at possibility of running schools outside Orleans Parish.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Akili moving into new building; Habans getting a make-over.
In three recent testing years, 33 public schools have been flagged for problems and possible cheating on standardized tests — 12 more than once. A testing expert says these irregularities indicate cheating by teachers and administrators, who have a lot riding on their students' performance.
Harriet Tubman Charter School plans a move into the empty O. Perry Walker High School building in January.
Next year, the organization will take over Paul Habans Elementary School, so most hiring efforts have been focused on Habans.
During its annual financial audit, the school's former charter management organization discovered a $686,000 due to Tubman.
Schools use these interim tests to track student progress throughout the year and to inform teachers.
Julie Lause says the school's first year was focused on creating routines and building behavior expectations.
Akili Academy students next year will say goodbye to modular classrooms in Gentilly and hello to a renovated school building in the Upper 9th Ward.
One in a series of conversations with New Orleans educators
By Jessica Williams, The Lens staff writer |
How do you turn around a failing school? That’s the challenge Julie Lause has set for herself as principal of Harriet Tubman Charter School.