For first-time principal Lynn Mouton Carmouche, the first week of school should have been the time to get to know her faculty, students and families at Redemptorist St. Gerard School. The Baton Rouge, La., native had just returned to her hometown after teaching in three states for the past 20 years. Just four days into […]
By Paul Dauphin The recent opposition to public charter schools by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has sparked a national discussion on the African-American community’s support of charter schools and school choice options. At its national convention in July, the organization approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the […]
Louisiana has long been home to innovative school choice options. The state’s widespread adoption of charter schools a decade ago has been embraced across the country. Will the newest Bayou State innovation garner a similar same level of acceptance?
During the past several months, the Louisiana Scholarship Program has endured many challenges. The program’s funding has been under constant threat from opponents who have sought to take advantage of the state’s budget crisis.
“You are impacting the lives of thousands of children.” That was Ann Duplessis’ message to the audience attending the Urban League of Greater New Orleans 2016 Legislative Breakfast.
By Paul Dauphin Nearly half of the students who have been on a waiting list to attend private schools through the Louisiana Scholarship Program will have their scholarship awards honored.
University of Arkansas Study: Eliminating or Reducing Louisiana Scholarship Program Funding Will Increase Costs for School Districts