charter schools http://wrkf.org en Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process http://wrkf.org/post/charter-school-teacher-fair-highlights-changing-hiring-process <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Prospective teachers sit down for interviews at the 8th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair." data-attribution="Credit Mallory Falk" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/photo_%2817%29_1.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.eastbankcollaborative.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;recently held its 8th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:25:26 +0000 editor 24944 at http://wrkf.org Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/charter-school-model-spreads-across-louisiana <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/logo_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans will soon become the first city with an all-charter school district, but the education landscape looks much different across the rest of Louisiana. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:57:09 +0000 Mallory Falk 22363 at http://wrkf.org Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed http://wrkf.org/post/akili-academy-illustrates-how-new-orleans-teachers-have-changed <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Just after Hurricane Katrina, the entire teaching staff of The Orleans Parish School Board was fired. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:45:12 +0000 Eve Abrams 21697 at http://wrkf.org Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed Homer Plessy Community School Defies Dominant Charter School Model http://wrkf.org/post/homer-plessy-community-school-defies-dominant-charter-school-model <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Proponents of charter schools in New Orleans have a refrain: charters mean more choice, for kids and families. But most of the charter schools in New Orleans are based on a similar educational model — one marked by rigidity and a relentless focus on getting into college.</span><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Some St. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:51:10 +0000 Eve Abrams 19206 at http://wrkf.org Homer Plessy Community School Defies Dominant Charter School Model Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools http://wrkf.org/post/kids-pay-price-fight-over-fixing-philadelphia-schools <em>This is the first in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:25:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 19089 at http://wrkf.org Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design' http://wrkf.org/post/new-orleans-and-nationally-growing-number-charter-schools-aspire-be-diverse-design <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans, one of the small, but growing number of charter schools that are trying to be racially and economically diverse." data-attribution="Credit John McCusker / The Advocate" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201311/charterphoto1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/11/CarrDiverseChartersNov4.mp3" class="asset-audio">In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:40:54 +0000 Sarah Carr 18467 at http://wrkf.org In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design' Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami http://wrkf.org/post/pitbull-mr-education-rapper-opens-charter-school-miami Rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez) is the latest in a long list of celebrities lending their star power to the flourishing charter school movement. Alicia Keyes, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Oprah — all support or sponsor charter schools.<p>The <a href="http://www.slammiami.com/" target="_blank">Sports Leadership And Management Academy (SLAM)</a>, Pitbull's new public charter school for students in grades six through 12, opened this fall in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 17505 at http://wrkf.org Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami With New Charter Schools Coming, Civic Group Outlines Demands http://wrkf.org/post/new-charter-schools-coming-north-baton-rouge-civic-group-outlines-demands <p>The state <a href="http://www.rsdla.net/" target="_blank">Recovery School District</a> currently runs seven schools in north Baton Rouge. The RSD is planning to put new charter schools on those campuses next year.<br /><br />Last week, as reported in <a href="http://theadvocate.com/home/7069148-125/uninvited-guests-allowed-in-to" target="_blank"><em>The Advocate</em></a>, the RSD hosted presentations by charter providers vying for a slot.<br /><br />Ahead of those presentations, the civic group <a href="http://metromorphosis.net/?p=248" target="_blank">Better Baton Rouge</a> handed the RSD a community compact, outlining what some residents want from schools in their neighborhood. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:32:53 +0000 Amy Jeffries 16742 at http://wrkf.org With New Charter Schools Coming, Civic Group Outlines Demands Diane Ravitch Rebukes Education Activists' 'Reign Of Error' http://wrkf.org/post/diane-ravitch-rebukes-education-activists-reign-error Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, spent years advocating for an overhaul of the American education system. She supported the No Child Left Behind Act, the charter school movement and standardized testing.<p>But Ravitch recently — and very publicly — changed her mind. She looked at the data and decided that the kinds of changes she'd supported weren't working. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:04:00 +0000 editor 16710 at http://wrkf.org Diane Ravitch Rebukes Education Activists' 'Reign Of Error' 'New Schools' Picks Charter Operators for Baton Rouge http://wrkf.org/post/new-schools-picks-charter-operators-baton-rouge <p></p><p><a href="http://newschoolsbr.org/" target="_blank">New Schools for Baton Rouge</a> is endeavoring to start 20 schools in the capitol city by 2017.&nbsp;</p><p>The non-profit's leader, Chris Meyer, was previously an administrator in the state-run <a href="http://www.rsdla.net/">Recovery School District</a>. When New Schools launched last April, the RSD appeared ready to hand over the keys to the 7 schools it runs directly in Baton Rouge as soon as Meyer and his team had the charter school operators and resources in place.</p><p>Nearly a year and a half later, New Schools has picked half a dozen of what it considers to be the best charter operators in the country -- including Yes Prep and KIPP, which, as <a href="http://thelensnola.org/2013/08/15/new-orleans-charter-school-operators-turn-to-baton-rouge-for-expansion/"><em>The Lens</em> has reported</a>, are<a href="http://thelensnola.org/2013/08/15/new-orleans-charter-school-operators-turn-to-baton-rouge-for-expansion/" target="_blank"> </a>familiar names in New Orleans. Backers have committed roughly $15 million in seed money. This fall the Recovery School District is starting the process of matching up the operators with buildings where they can start charter schools in Baton Rouge.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:00:57 +0000 Amy Jeffries 15135 at http://wrkf.org 'New Schools' Picks Charter Operators for Baton Rouge