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Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution
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Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution

Reforms made after the storm have transformed the New Orleans public education system, with the most notable of these changes dubbed the “charter school revolution.”

Louisiana’s Foray Into Modular Education
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Louisiana’s Foray Into Modular Education

It is no surprise that this policy comes out of Louisiana, a state that has led the way in school choice innovation. Most notably, Louisiana is home to the Recovery School District (RSD), which was created following Hurricane Katrina. The disaster was used as an opportunity to reinvent the traditional school district in New Orleans.

Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits
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Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits

Thousands of school voucher applicants who want to exit unsafe, ineffective public schools made history on Friday. That was the deadline for eligible families to apply for scholarship funds that can be used to cover the cost of private school tuition.

Higher Ed, Higher Salaries
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Higher Ed, Higher Salaries

The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.

Payroll Protection Bills Would Prohibit Mandatory Deductions for Political Activism
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Payroll Protection Bills Would Prohibit Mandatory Deductions for Political Activism

Louisiana lawmakers are set to take up “payroll protection” bills that would prohibit public school officials from automatically deducting worker dues for political purposes. The proposals figure into a larger national movement built around state initiatives.