It’s a rare snow day in parts of Louisiana with schools closed in several parishes.
Enjoy the weekend! – Paul
The New Orleans Advocate
Jefferson Parish School Superintendent Isaac Joseph unlikely to get contract renewed
Jefferson Parish School Superintendent Isaac Joseph is unlikely to have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of June, according to School Board members who spoke to The Advocate. That means the biggest public school system in the state may be heading for another major transition.
Education has improved during White’s tenure (Editorial)
Louisiana still has a long way to go in getting out of the bottom of the list when it comes to its nationwide education ranking. Earlier this year, Education Week magazine gave the state a D-plus in its annual review of national public school systems. But White’s leadership has sparked major changes in the state’s public schools. Teacher training has been updated, and the system for grading public schools has become stricter.
Study says charter schools don’t have incentives to offer pre-kindergarten programs
There are fewer pre-kindergarten seats in New Orleans than before Katrina.
‘We’re in big time trouble:’ Charter schools, loss of accreditation possible for MPS
Interim state superintendent has invited applications from charter schools.
The Daily Signal
Mike Pence Helps Pass Cruz Amendment Expanding 529 Plans
The Senate passed an amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Friday to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would allow 529 college savings plans to expand to primary and secondary school tuition for public, private, and religious schools.