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Student Well-Being Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 26, 2020
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Flooded school buses sit in a lot, on Sept. 1, 2005, in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina.
Flooded school buses sit in a lot, on Sept. 1, 2005, in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina.
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School Climate & Safety Opinion As Schools Recover After COVID-19, Look to New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina taught the city lessons that apply to education across the nation now, writes economist Douglas N. Harris.
Douglas N. Harris, September 29, 2020
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Patrick Dobard, the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, sits on the stoop of his childhood home in New Orleans in 2015, 10 years after the devastation wrought by Katrina.
Patrick Dobard, the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, sits on the stoop of his childhood home in New Orleans in 2015, 10 years after the devastation wrought by Katrina.
Edmund D. Fountain for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Opinion When Moving Too Quickly Fails: On Supporting Schools in the Pandemic
People want to spring into action to help, but moving thoughtfully ends up saving time, writes a veteran of Katrina.
Patrick Dobard, April 28, 2020
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States Recent School Changes in Louisiana Win Praise, But Top Classrooms Still Have Sharp Racial Split
Louisiana is doing a better job than most states in letting parents know how public schools are performing in the wake of a federal law that sparked major changes, a national review released Wednesday says.
Will Sentel, The Advocate (La.), January 23, 2020
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Education An Exit Interview With John White, the Nation's Longest-Serving State Schools Chief
John White, the nation's longest-serving state K-12 schools superintendent who's stepping down in March, said the environment for education leaders has become more cynical and less idealistic in some respects.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 22, 2020
8 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Louisiana
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Education Louisiana Chief John White to Resign, Says State Is 'Better Educated' Than Ever
John White, the high-profile superintendent of Louisiana schools who led the system for eight years and polarized opinion in the education policy world, will step down on March 11.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 8, 2020
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Education Education Is on the Ballot in These Governors' Races
Voters in three southern states will head to the polls for governors races that have shined a spotlight on educator activism, school funding, and teacher pay.
Evie Blad, November 3, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Secessions Exacerbate Segregation, Study Finds
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
Christina A. Samuels, September 10, 2019
3 min read
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Assessment Louisiana Ranks 48th on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a D-plus, ranked bottom of the nation in both 4th grade math and 8th grade math, and scored low on socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment.
Evie Blad, September 3, 2019
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Michael Helverson studies a vial of "blood" to see if it's healthy during a summer program that provides academic and social supports for vulnerable students.
Michael Helverson studies a vial of "blood" to see if it's healthy during a summer program that provides academic and social supports for vulnerable students.
Emily Kask for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Camp Giving Vulnerable Students an Academic 'Home' for the Summer
While many students eagerly count down the last few days of the school year, the start of summer break is a more anxious prospect for students in and on the verge of homelessness.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 18, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Wealthier Enclaves Breaking Away From School Districts
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 30, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act States Hunt for Evidence to Underpin School Turnaround Efforts
It's not enough to come up with a plan to fix the worst-performing schools, the strategy must show it has a chance of working to satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Alyson Klein, April 2, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act Overhauling Student Assessments: A View From the Pilot's Seat
Louisiana and New Hampshire are among the handful of states that have stepped up to experiment with crafting new student assessments under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 2, 2019
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