Throughout the 2007-08 school year, Education Week's Lesli A. Maxwell is chronicling the experiences of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science & Technology, the first public school to reopen after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans' hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward.
At the end of the school’s first year back at home at its Lower Ninth Ward campus, all but four of 49 students at the King charter school passed the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, a requirement for them to be promoted to the 5th grade.
June 3, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Students at a charter school in the Lower Ninth Ward had what one 4th grader described as "the best day of the year": a visit from Tulane's football players with a message to hit the books.
April 16, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Web program allows mentors, King students to stay in close touch for things like homework help, advice.
March 20, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
At a charter school in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, teachers and students right now are focused on little else besides preparing for the LEAP exam.
February 28, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Midyear at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School brings an intense focus on students’ reading skills and readiness for Louisiana’s high-stakes exams.
January 28, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Two days before the federal holiday recognizing Martin Luther King Jr., the students and staff members at his namesake public school in the Lower Ninth Ward here staged a scaled-down version of what has been one of their traditional events to honor the slain civil rights leader.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Leaders of a New Orleans charter school are focused on a February 2008 deadline to submit a proposal to the state to add a 9th grade next year.
December 18, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
In Louisiana, 8th graders who fail the LEAP exam can’t advance to high school. Last spring, despite the disruption from Hurricane Katrina, all of King’s 8th graders passed.
November 14, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
Much is riding on how King’s older students perform as the first quarter winds down. With charter schools under scrutiny and Louisiana’s high-stakes tests ahead, the school's principal and teachers are exhorting students to do their part. Part of an ongoing series
October 17, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
The re-opening of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward has raised hopes that one of the city’s most devastated neighborhoods will rebound around it.
September 19, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology’s return to the Lower Ninth Ward has been the
story of recovery and rebuilding in New Orleans.
August 29, 2007 – Education Week (Web)