Henderson Lewis

Students from Mary D. Coghill were among those who called on the board to overturn Lewis' decision to oust Coghill's and Craig's management.
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NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis’ decision to overhaul management at two charter schools became final Thursday night. After hours of passionate public comment in support of the schools, the Orleans Parish School Board voted not to reject Lewis’ decision. The votes mean Mary D. Coghill Charter School and Joseph A. Craig Charter School will be turned over to new leadership next school year.

Orleans Parish officials say this is the fourth year of stagnant or declining test scores.
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Orleans Parish school officials are bemoaning yet another drop in the district's standardized test scores. When you look across all grade levels and subjects in Orleans Parish, just 27 percent of students tested at grade level in 2019.

Cypress Academy leaders shocked parents when they announced three days before the end of the school year that they won't be reopening in the fall.
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Orleans Parish school superintendent Henderson Lewis announced plans at Thursday night’s board meeting to take over one troubled charter school, and pass off another.