Education Desk

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Jefferson Parish public schools will postpone the start of the school year until rapid coronavirus testing is available for all symptomatic employees, the district announced Monday. Several teachers tested positive for the virus after returning to their classrooms last week.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

When Gov. John Bel Edwards closed schools last March, educators were wholly unprepared to transition to online learning. Many students lacked computer and internet access, forcing schools to rely on printed packets focused on core subjects such as math and reading.

Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

New Orleans Public Schools will likely face budget shortfalls in the coming years due to COVID-19, but for now schools won’t see any significant changes in spending.

NOLA Public Schools

The Orleans Parish School Board passed a resolution Thursday urging schools to allow their employees to work from home, following reports that some charter operators are requiring teachers to work from their classrooms even while students are learning remotely.

NOLA Public Schools

New Orleans Public School’s decision to start the school year virtually came as a major source of relief for teachers and parents who saw returning to the classroom as dangerous. But for teachers who are also parents, the announcement has had significant consequences.

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