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  • Charter school will remain open

    May 3, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A career-oriented high school in Baton Rouge on the verge of closing will remain open at least one more year thanks to help from Baton Rouge Community College. The Advocate reported that college Chancellor Andrea Miller has offered to provide Career Academy space for about... more »
  • Charter school sign-up to begin

    January 20, 2014 8:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Applications for a new charter school planned for Lafayette will be accepted beginning in late January. The Advocate reports Willow Charter Academy is expected to open in August. Enrollment will be limited to 492 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. The school is part of Louisiana... more »
  • FBI descends on Baton Rouge charter school

    December 12, 2013 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State and federal agents descended upon the Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School and carted away boxes from the Baton Rouge school. But details of their investigation remains a closely guarded secret, as school and law enforcement officials refused to discuss the reason for Wednesday... more »
  • Tangipahoa board reject charter school application

    December 12, 2013 9:01 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School board rejected an application for a charter school in the parish, its third such rejection in a week. The Advocate reports the application for Hammond-based Tangi Academy, which would have been run by the Tangipahoa Charter School Association, failed on a 6-3... more »
  • Downsville parents seek charter school

    May 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) - Parents in Downsville say they want to preserve their community school and they are willing to charter the school to ensure they do. The News-Star reports the Union Parish School Board recently accepted an application for Downsville Charter School which would create a kindergarten through 12th... more »
  • Charter School Gets Enrollment Process Underway

    March 2, 2012 10:42 PM

    The new charter school in St. Landry Parish, J.S. Clark Leadership Academy, got the ball rolling Friday night, with one of its first meetings for parents that focused on enrollment. "I am so interested and so ready for this charter school to start, it's a long time coming," said... more »
  • State investigates Baton Rouge charter school

    July 21, 2011 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Department of Education officials say they will launch an investigation of Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School. The Baton Rouge school is operated by the Pelican Educational Foundation. The foundation also runs Abramson Science and Technology Charter School in New Orleans, which was closed... more »
  • Two Charter Schools Proposed in Acadiana

    March 10, 2011 7:27 PM

    A proposal for a new charter school is in the works in St. Landry and Lafayette Parish. The charter school in Lafayette, Harvest Prearatory Academy, has been denied twice, but a proposal was resubmitted a few weeks ago. Tiffanie Lewis, Executive Director of Outreach Community Development Corporation, said children deserve... more »
  • Old Bank to Come Back as Charter School Site

    July 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
  • School board wants expedited opinion

    May 4, 2010 11:26 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) The Union Parish School Board wants an expedited opinion from the First Circuit Court of Appeal on its petition to change the way that the D'Arbonne Woods Charter school is funded. The school board also wants the replacement of $419,000 in funding that it says unlawfully went... more »
  • Union School Board votes to seek appeal

    March 17, 2010 8:18 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) The Union Parish School District will ask an appeals court to review a recent court decision that system officials say could have a significant impact on the district's finances in years to come. The ruling by state District Judge Todd Hernandez in Baton Rouge rejected the district's... more »
  • Judge: Union Parish charter school funded properly

    March 9, 2010 8:59 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) A state judge in Baton Rouge has ruled that the board of Elementary and Secondary Education can take money from local school boards to pay for charter schools in the district. Union Parish Superintendent Steve Dozier says he'd like a more detailed explanation of Monday's ruling by... more »
  • Ruling soon in Union Parish school suit

    February 25, 2010 8:35 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says he's confident the school system will win its lawsuit against a charter school and the state education department. He spent Wednesday in state court in Baton Rouge, where Judge Todd Hernandez said he will rule quickly. Union Parish says the... more »
  • LPSB Considers Charter School Proposal

    November 18, 2009 7:11 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board is considering a proposal for a new charter school in Lafayette. The non-profit Outreach Community Development Corporation has proposed starting a charter school at N.P. Moss Middle School. The item is being considered at Wednesday's school board meeting. It's unclear whether or not a... more »

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