Education Desk

Education news is a priority for our expanding local news reporting — providing trusted news for parents, educators and community leaders. 

Support for education reporting on New Orleans Public Radio comes from Entergy Corporation.

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A few years ago, a new phrase became all the rage in education reform: Data driven. Students take benchmark and standardized tests throughout the year, and the tests generate lots of data. But how do teachers turn those data points into lesson plans?

New Handbook Lays Out Charter School Board Laws

Sep 26, 2014

A new guide to Louisiana charter school law came out on Friday. It's geared toward a specific group: charter school board members.

The legal handbook is a joint publication from Louisiana Appleseed and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS). It lays out the basics for charter school board members — everything from general responsibilities to legal obligations.

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When schools make budget cuts, art class is usually one of the first things to go. But a new initiative could bring arts education back into New Orleans schools.

New Orleans is now the 16th city to participate in a national program aimed at boosting arts education. The Kennedy Center's Any Given Child program helps K-8 schools come up with long-term plans for arts instruction during the school day.

School Funding Debate On Maintenance

Sep 16, 2014

After Katrina, FEMA pledged nearly $2 billion to rebuild New Orleans schools. But that doesn't cover maintenance and repairs. 

Voices Of Educators: Dixey Faciane

Sep 3, 2014

As New Orleans continues to reform and reshape public education, WWNO seeks to highlight teachers who bring unique talents and perspectives to their work. We'll feature one such educator each month.

Dixey Faciane teaches gifted pre-Kindergarten at Benjamin Franklin Elementary and draws on her inner child.

Voices of Educators is supported by Entergy.

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