More than 500 people have signed a petition asking OPSB to run it as a traditional school, not a charter.
| July 30, 2014
We’ll live-blog a community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
| July 2, 2014
Alumni, advisory groups to talk about what will happen when the school reopens after renovations.
| May 16, 2014
Spate of school eliminations means RSD will be completely chartered next school year.
| April 25, 2014
School administrators are auditing student records to determine who might need additional course credits; a summer school is in the works.
| March 12, 2014
It looks like Future Is Now won’t get the school back when it reopens.
| January 17, 2014
Most of the problems were small-scale plagiarism, according to a report.
| January 9, 2014
School leaders may go door-to-door looking for new freshmen.
| December 11, 2013
Enrollment shortfall means salary cuts of 20 percent also possible.
| October 18, 2013
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.
| September 12, 2013
School’s 9.3 out of 150 makes it one of four in New Orleans with single-digit preliminary performance scores.
| August 21, 2013
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
| August 1, 2013
Only 11 percent of students in McDonogh summer school pass U.S. History; 29 percent pass English II. New principal for 9th graders added at cost of $115,000.
| July 10, 2013
Some community members said they’re disappointed that Cohen students must deal with yet another transition.
| June 5, 2013
The Future Is Now Schools, Inc., preliminary budget shows about $3.9 million in projected revenues, down from $4.7 million. A public budget hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m.
| June 4, 2013
One of the most pressing issues on the agenda is whether the board plans to drop Walter L. Cohen High School next year.
| May 31, 2013
Continuing to run Cohen will depend on the Recovery School District’s willingness to help with finances, board chairman Steve Barr said.
| May 8, 2013
School leaders never actually sent the fiscal 2013 budget to the state for approval as law requires. They expect to vote on a revision Tuesday morning.
| May 6, 2013
“They’re getting millions of dollars, and they don’t care to educate these kids,” Buckley said to the Lens, citing grants that the startup charter has received.
| April 23, 2013
School leaders warn they will need additional funding in order to pay their 45 employees on April 30.
| April 17, 2013
Future Is Now Schools founder Steve Barr says the board is working on things it can control – and that doesn’t include what happened in the editing room of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
| April 3, 2013
The Lens live-blogged Tuesday night’s meeting of the John McDonogh Advisory Board.
| March 5, 2013
Future Is Now founder Steve Barr is expected to attend Tuesday’s 6 p.m. meeting at the school.
| March 1, 2013
Parents and community members are still reeling after a chaotic and emotional charter board meeting was cut short earlier this month at John McDonogh High School.
| January 28, 2013
A crowd of about 50 showed up for the charter board meeting. photo: Della Hasselle
John McDonogh High School’s charter board cut short its monthly meeting Tuesday night after a shouting match erupted between board members and an audience of about 50, including teachers, students and neighborhood activists.
| January 16, 2013