Within hours of the announcement closing Louisiana schools for the next month, parents, teachers, nonprofits, and companies had already begun mobilizing to share resources, links, curricula, virtual museum tours, and so much more. As uncertainty swirls around the spread of COVID-19, the community’s strong response to fill these education gaps is providing parents with a…
Leaders need to promote creative options for low-income, minority students whose educational needs are not being met adequately by their schools.
Act 2 moved Louisiana forward from an anachronistic model of education into a student-centric one that allows each child to master her learning before she moves on to another concept. It is an important model for the nation that puts the emphasis on learning outcomes and student success.
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.
Online learning engages students in ways that classroom instruction sometimes fails to do, whether due to poor instruction or overburdened class sizes.
Louisiana’s high school dropout rate fell 31 percent from the 2008-09 school year to the 2009-10 year. However Louisiana’s four year high school graduation rate ranks 47th in the nation, at only 67 percent.