LFC Daily News Clips | November 17, 2017

Good Morning

  • 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.”

Have a great weekend.


The Times-Picayune
Orleans school board votes to close Mahalia Jackson Elementary in 2018

The Advocate
Middle school? K-8? Pre-K-12? School Board weighing decision on new school in Baton Rouge

‘Reinventing America’s Schools’: Government Reform Advocate Talks Ed Reform In NOLA

The Advocate
Louisiana public schools in line for improved internet service at no cost to state thanks to non-profit partnership

American Federation for Children

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New York City’s (unofficial) graduation rate hits 74 percent, preliminary figures show

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