Michelle Blouin-Williams was the only candidate interviewed by the New Beginnings committee.
| July 12, 2016
Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, at right, had the dubious distinction of being the first failing school to be taken over by the state-run Recovery School District. Now it and Lake Area New Tech Early College High are among the first to move back under the auspices of the Orleans Parish School Board.
| February 11, 2016
Board offers little explanation for resignation in second year of three-year contract.
| January 21, 2016
Three of its four schools declined in the last round of state assessments.
| January 15, 2016
Five charter organizations have meetings this week and could take up the issue.
| November 17, 2014
New Beginnings board voted to put Lake Area high school under oversight of School Board. Then it didn’t.
| November 12, 2014
Parents hope new hire brings stability after previous principal and seven of 20 teachers left since start of school.
| November 12, 2014
The four-school charter organization has seen turnover at the top of every campus in past two years.
| October 24, 2014
Agenda recommends approving leader at French immersion school; other board will vote after closed-door session.
| October 13, 2014
Money will plug deficits, fill reserves and add support staff at four charter schools: Gentilly Terrace, Medard Nelson, New Tech and Pierre Capdau.
| May 20, 2014
The money will mostly be used to augment reserve funds at New Beginnings’ four schools.
| May 13, 2014
UNO wants more rent for space leased to the network’s accounting department, but recent cost reductions are expected to offset the increase.
| April 23, 2014
The windfall makes up for enrollment undercounts in previous years.
| March 20, 2014
The New Beginnings School Foundation regular board meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30p.m. this evening. It will be preceded by a meeting of the board’s finance committee.
| March 17, 2014
Applicants will be questioned about volunteerism, budgeting and other issues the board deals with.
| February 20, 2014
One of its four schools was eligible.
| December 19, 2013
Carla Major follows several other longtime members who left.
| November 16, 2013
Group had fallen below mandated seven members; now has 12.
| September 27, 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
Schools all had principals depart last year, but other administrators could have completed teacher evaluations.
| September 10, 2013
But school will wait to see how funding from state will be affected.
| September 9, 2013
School’s governing body fell below the state-required seven members.
| September 5, 2013
The former University of New Orleans chancellor was the board’s chairman.
| August 22, 2013
Governing body for four charter schools falls below state-mandated seven members.
| August 21, 2013
Public wasn’t allowed to comment on individual items before the board in a June meeting.
| August 20, 2013
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
| August 1, 2013
Bus transportation routes for coming school year also discussed.
| July 25, 2013
Less than a month after slighting public comment in a packed board meeting, the New Beginnings Schools Foundation publicly addressed the state’s open meetings law at its meeting Tuesday. “Is there any public comment?” board chairman Tim Ryan said as he opened the meeting.
| June 26, 2013
Discussion of the Open Meetings Law is on the agenda for the board that oversees four charter schools
| June 24, 2013
Desmond Moore, principal of Paul Habans Elementary School, will lead Capdau. And Edward Brown, former principal of Abramson Elementary, will run Gentilly Terrace.
| June 21, 2013
The network plans a public hearing on the budgets today at 4 p.m.
| June 20, 2013
Budgets for the network’s four schools range from $3.8 million to $4.5 million.
| June 20, 2013
Some employees were not offered contract renewals and others resigned. Either way, board members are unsettled by the attrition.
| June 18, 2013
“We can’t have the public participate in the board meeting,” board president tells a frustrated onlooker.
| June 7, 2013
This comes two weeks after a committee abruptly adjourned when one administrator asked the board to discuss her employment in open session.
| June 5, 2013
The committee meeting, unlike most, was packed with about 25 teachers, parents and other network staff.
| May 24, 2013
The network wants to hire two principals and one assistant principal by July 1.
| May 2, 2013
Gentilly Terrace Elementary School Principal Tracy Guillory is the latest to announce his planned departure, effective Wednesday.
| April 30, 2013
The program rewarded teachers based solely on improvements in their students’ test scores. In all, five teachers received more than $24,000 apiece, totaling $167,669 — nearly half the allotment available to all New Beginnings staff. But the highest payouts were offered only to those in high-stakes grades. School leader says she’s working on a new formula.
| March 15, 2013
New Beginnings’ special ed students fare poorly on state measures when it comes to dropout rates, English and math, official says.
| March 6, 2013
New Beginnings spent $64,000 in Title I money on a teacher who was not qualified to receive the funds, audit says.
| March 6, 2013