- Yesterday, the Orleans Parish School Board voted to close Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Central City at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The Times-Picayune reports:
“OPSB’s decision Thursday night brings New Orleans closer to becoming an all-charter school district. The majority of public schools in New Orleans are charters authorized by the independently elected OPSB and the state-run Recovery School District. Mahalia Jackson at 2405 Jackson Avenue was one of OPSB’s four remaining direct-run schools.”
- Tomorrow is election day in Louisiana. There is a property tax millage on the ballot in Jefferson Parish to boost teacher salaries.
- In the New Orleans mayor’s race, LaToya Cantrell holds a sizeable lead based on recent polling. Story from The Advocate: http://bit.ly/2iponr5
- Take a look at this powerful Telemundo story on the Arizona ESA program. The story shows the difference between one Arizona family who has school choice and another family struggling without it. http://bit.ly/2AXY0Ac
Have a great weekend.
Orleans school board votes to close Mahalia Jackson Elementary in 2018
American Federation for Children