100th Anniversary Celebrations to Begin at April 5 Event
Warren Easton Charter High School, a “National Blue Ribbon” school, will kick-off the celebration of the school’s 100th year anniversary with a “Centennial Celebration” event on Friday, April 5, 10:30 am at the school, 3019 Canal St. The event will unveil a Centennial Banner and feature the award-winning Warren Easton Charter High School band. The event is free and open to the public.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
CERTIFIED TEACHERS INVITED TO SEVENTH ANNUAL
NEW ORLEANS CHARTER SCHOOLS TEACHER FAIR
APRIL 27 AT XAVIER UNIVERSITY
Teachers can register, review charter school vacancies and/or post resumes NOW online at eastbankcollaborative.com
Certified teachers are invited to join the New Orleans charter school movement by attending the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools’ (ECCS) seventh annual New Orleans Charter Schools Certified Teacher Fair Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Third Floor Ballroom of the Xavier University Student Center, 4980 Dixon St.
“Full and part-time positions are available for certified teachers and those who will be certified by May, 2013,” said ECCS President Kathy Riedlinger. Interested teachers are encouraged to register online at www.eastbankcollaborative.com by April 15.
Assessor’s Office Now Accepting LAT 5 Forms Online
Business Owners Encouraged to attend information sessions April 3, 4, & 5
In a concerted effort to continue making operations more modern and efficient, the Office of Assessor Erroll G. Williams will now accept LAT 5 Personal Business Property Self Reporting Form online at www.nolaassessor.com.
“I’m excited to see how business owners respond to the opportunity to file online,” said Assessor William, “and I’m optimistic the transition will go smoothly. Hopefully, this will set a strong precedent as we consider expanding online submissions for additional forms and purposes.”
To make the transition easier for local business owners, the Assessor’s Office will host several question and answer sessions with Business Personal Property Supervisor Mickey Markey.
The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) will award State Representative Austin Badon the BAEO Advocacy Award on Thursday, March 14, 6 pm EST at the group’s annual symposium in Orlando, Florida.
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) will host a free webinar, “Conducting a Board Assessment: Pathway to Increased Governance Capacity” for current and prospective charter school board members as part of their
ongoing Top Shelf Webinar Series on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Featuring Frank Martinelli, author of the benchmark handbook Creating an Effective Charter School Governing Board, the session will cover useful information, tools and techniques for conducting a board assessment and translating the results into a board improvement action plan.
To register for the webinar click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Top Shelf Webinar Series and the LAPCS visit www.lacharterschools.org.
Since 1962 the local non-profit organization Young Audiences of Louisiana has led the state of Louisiana in arts education and quality after-school programs. Now, thanks to the actions of the Jefferson Parish School Board, the non-profit will launch a new open-enrollment, arts-integrated charter school at the Kate Middleton Campus in Gretna for the 2013-14 school year.
Young Audiences Executive Director Rickie Nutik said, “After six years of providing deep academic instruction and arts integration for students in Jefferson Parish, Young Audiences has developed the capacity to establish a school that will emphasize academic excellence and use research-based Young Audiences arts-integration programs to engage students and support teaching and learning.”
Virtual school enrollment rising
A story by the Shreveport Times about Louisiana Connections Academy
Louisiana Connections Academy is holding information sessions now in your area if you are looking for a great charter school for your child in the 2013-2014 school year.
For information about this Louisiana school go to: www.LouisianaConnectionAcademy.com
For info about the info session dates and times, go to: http://www.connectionsacademy.com/louisiana-school/events.aspx
To talk to someone about enrollment call
225.372.8389 or 800 382 6010
Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m.
1800 block of Canal Street
Forward Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Progress Action Fund, is inviting those backing Louisiana’s participation in the Medicaid Expansion component of the Affordable Care Act to bring the story of why all of Louisiana will benefit from the state’s participation in the program.
The purpose of the swing will be to move the conversation on the issue beyond the realm of politics and look at the real world impact on people, communities and institutions that have a vital stake in the availability of the health coverage and money the Medicaid expansion program.
Data on the number of people who could receive coverage under the expansion; the hospitals, clinics and provider community that would benefit from the expansion (including jobs); and the threat posed to those institutions and communities if those funds are refused by the State of Louisiana will be provided.
Contact: Mike Stagg (337) 962-1680