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Morning Read: End of an era for New Orleans’ all-charter district?

LA School Report | May 5, 2016



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All eyes on today’s Louisiana vote: A new era for New Orleans’ schools?
Barring a last-minute twist, Louisiana lawmakers Thursday are expected to vote to dissolve a state-controlled school district that for the last 10 years has overseen the nation’s most radical foray into education reform. As for what would come next – a unique hybrid system that relies on both a publicly elected board to handle system functions like enrollment and independent schools whose autonomy is enshrined in state law – and what that means for growing New Orleans’ successful charter sector, educators across the country are now watching closely to see what happens to the grand NOLA experiment. The 74

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