Nov 2, 2011 11:32 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Big changes are in store for nine poorly performing New Orleans public schools, according to the state agency that took over most of the city's public schools after Hurricane Katrina.
The Louisiana Recovery School District says the schools, which recently received grades of "D'' or "F'' under the state accountability ratings, will be fully or partially taken over by independent charter operators or will have some grades removed.
For instance, the state is seeking a new independent charter operator to take over troubled Abramson Science and Technology School in eastern New Orleans, which received a "D." Meanwhile, students in grades kindergarten through seven can stay at the school. Students in high school grades at Abramson will enroll at other schools.