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Critics of the Orleans Parish School Board say the central office is still bloated. But administrative staffing has dropped 90 percent compared to an 81 percent drop in enrollment. OPSB officials say they also have to provide services for private and charter schools.
The Recovery School District ranks first among more than 100 school districts nationally for its school choice offerings, a report from the Brookings Institution said Tuesday. The state-run district was judged by The Brown Center on Education Policy, with results posted on Brookings’ Education Choice and Competition Index, a web application that ranks school districts for their commitment to school choice and competition.
The principal of Robert Moton Charter Elementary School employed and promoted two of her daughters-in-law, in violation of ethics laws, state officials contend. The Louisiana Board of Ethics filed charges against Moton principal Paulette Bruno on Nov.