Over 200 students from eight area schools and community centers have been selected to perform at the Young Audiences’ Spring Spotlight on Thursday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tulane's McAlister Auditorium in New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first served basis.
The students will perform African drum and dance, modern and hip-hop dance, and ballet. There will also be marching bands, dramatic performances, and a steel pan ensemble. The performances will showcase what students have learned in Young Audiences’ after-school programs.
International School of Louisiana Hosts 5k Spring Shuffle and 1 Mile Run to promote health and wellness in the community.
Saturday, March 7
7:30 am – On-site Registration
8:00 am – 1 mile Run
8:30 am – 5k Run
Activities until 10:30 am
Charter School Association partners with GNOF to offer courses on Building More Effective Boards
All Louisiana public charter schools are governed by a volunteer, non-profit board which holds them accountable for academic performance, fiscal responsibility, transparency and other requirements in the state’s 20-year-old charter school law
Featured trainer Frank Martinelli, President, Center for Public Skills Training and advisor to traditional public and charter schools throughout America for more than 35 years; Author, Creating Effective Charter School Governance Boards and How Community-Based Organizations Can Start Charter Schools
Louisiana Connections Academy to host informational sessions in the New Orleans area
Louisiana Connections Academy, a statewide public charter school and provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has openings available for the 2015-2016 school year. The school invites prospective families to attend in-person information sessions to learn more. Representatives will meet with parents and students at this free meeting that explains the school’s curriculum and programs at the below date.
Tuesday, March 17
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (KDHSA), a high performing K-12 charter school located at 2504 Maine Avenue, has joined the 12-school Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools (ECCS), a non-profit established to protect the autonomy and sustainability of New Orleans area charters through shared services, networking and advocacy, announced President Alexina Medley.
Established in 2006, ECCS is directed by Dr. Rose Peterson who facilitates services among the member schools, thereby helping them reduce costs by exploring economies of scale, sharing resources, offering operational grants, and helping schools navigate local, state and federal educational regulations and activities.
Louisiana Connections Academy, a statewide provider of free high-quality, highly accountable online K-12 schooling, will open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year on March 3 and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state, beginning March 9, announced Principal Glenda Jones.
“We have over 300 spots we are adding across all grade levels this upcoming academic year,” said Principal Jones. “We encourage all prospective families to attend the information sessions and enroll their children now.”
Enrollment topped 1,700 students at Louisiana Connections Academy for the 2014-2015 year and is expected to expand by more than 300 K-12 students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Parents can enroll their child online at: http://www.LouisianaConnectionsAcademy.com
National Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley interviews Louisiana Environmental Attorney Stuart H. Smith about his memoir Crude Justice and what is ahead for America's energy crisis on Wed., Feb. 18.
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Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Orleans Parish Seniors One Card at a Time Valentine’s Day/Spring Cards to be Part of Homebound Meals Delivery
New Orleans, LA (February 12, 2015) – New Orleans Council on Aging seniors are set to receive handmade Valentine’s Day/Spring cards created by youth volunteers from the University of New Orleans and other youth volunteers across Louisiana. New Orleans Council on Aging has teamed up with Meals On Wheels Association of America for the second annual Love Letters campaign.
Monroe Attorneys, Charter Board Members: LAPCS, Louisiana Appleseed to Provide Free Continuing Legal Education on Charter School Law
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and Louisiana Appleseed will hold a training on their joint publication Louisiana Charter School Board Legal Handbook which offers free Continuing Legal Education credits. The training is open to attorneys and interested charter school advocates and board members.
The training is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, La. (Main Branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library).
Registration is limited to 30 participants. Attendees must register by clicking here or by contacting Tara Richard at 504-561-7304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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While the informational guide is targeted specifically to charter board members, attorneys who attend the CLE will receive two credit hours towards the annual 12.5 hour professional development requirement.
“Charter school law is still a relatively new field and many local attorneys may find this free CLE very valuable given the number of public charter schools in the state, especially the greater New Orleans area,” said Sarah Vandergriff, LAPCS Legal Director.
“Ideally, learning more about the legal construct and requirements of charter boards will pique the interest of the attendees and inspire some to look into volunteering as a charter governing board member.”
Presenters will include Ms. Vandergriff and Louisiana Appleseed volunteer attorney Lee Reid of Adams and Reese LLP.
Every participant who attends the CLE will receive a copy of Louisiana Charter School Board Legal Handbook, covering all the basic legal requirements of charter governing boards, from the fundamentals of charter school law and the governing board’s role, to open meetings laws and code of ethics.
“There is no other resource like this out there for charter board members,” said Christy Kane, Louisiana Appleseed. “The volunteers serving on governing boards devote an incredible amount of time and effort to their school but many times aren’t given legal guidance. Great intentions alone don’t make great boards. They need to be paired with a clear understanding of their role and legal requirements. That is what this handbook intends to provide.”
The Louisiana Charter School Board Legal Handbook was prepared in collaboration with Louisiana Appleseed; LAPCS; Alvin Miester of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein and Hilbert, LLC; Adams and Reese LLP; New Schools for New Orleans; Jones Walker; Akin Gump; and Board on Track.
The publication was made possible through funding by The Booth-Bricker Fund; The Frost Foundation, Ltd.; LAPCS; Pro Bono Publico Foundation; and the RosaMary Foundation.
The mission of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools is to support, promote, and advocate for the Louisiana charter school movement, increasing student access to high quality public schools statewide.
Louisiana Appleseed recruits professionals to donate pro bono time to solve problems at their root cause and advance social justice by effecting change at the policy, or systemic, level. Louisiana Appleseed’s projects seek to increase access to opportunity, education and justice.