Education Desk

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Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Newly elected school board members sat for their first slate of meetings this week, probing district priorities ahead of this year’s charter application process.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

NOLA Public Schools will coordinate COVID-19 vaccines for all school-based staff as soon as doses become available, Chief Operations Officer Tiffany Delcour said Wednesday night.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Teacher vaccinations are still a ways off, but efforts to inoculate school nurses against COVID-19 are already in full swing.

Four New Orleans public school nurses received the first dose of the vaccine Tuesday morning through the district’s partnership with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

A new study from the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice found no evidence that opening school buildings increased COVID-19 hospitalizations in places where hospitalizations from the virus were uncommon.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools reported a record number of COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, one week after announcing a system-wide pivot to online learning. The district is currently tracking 93 active cases across 47 schools.

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