Local Recycling Leaders from New Orleans to visit Hynes Charter School in preparation of America Recycles Day
In honor of America Recycles Day 2014, local recycling leaders will visit the Recycling Rangers of Hynes Charter School to see their recycling program. The school’s recycling program is an example of the growing recycling efforts across New Orleans, which include recycling at schools, businesses, festivals and the City of New Orleans curbside and drop-off recycling programs.
The International School of Louisiana (ISL) will hold Open Houses for parents and prospective students in grades K-8 at its Jefferson, Uptown, and Westbank Campuses. Interested parents are invited to visit the school on these dates and learn about ISL’s unique and high quality education. The school is also hosting official Campus Tours on a variety of dates throughout the school year to help accommodate perspective families. The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility. ISL’s Uptown and Westbank Campuses are open to any resident living in the state of Louisiana. ISL’s Jefferson Campus is open only to residents of Jefferson Parish.
Open House for Parents and Prospective Students To learn more about Hynes School, parents and guardians of prospective students are invited to attend an open house. Edward Hynes Charter Elementary School is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for children in grades Pre-K gifted and Kindergarten-8th grade beginning now.
Thursday, November 6, 8:30-10:00 am Thursday, November 13, 8:30-10:00 am
The 2014 Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning report will be released by Evergreen Education Group on Monday, November 3. Louisiana education reporters are invited to join report author John Watson on release day for a LIVE web press conference to review the latest e-learning news and trends from this definitive source of data on K-12 digital learning in the U.S. Joining John will be a panel of K-12 online and blended learning students from across the country, who personify the digital education landscape detailed in the study. Media can download the report in advance at this location: http://www.kreweoftruth.com/web/data/documents/KP2014_draft.pdf
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) 7th Annual Conference - 7th Inning Stretch: Charters. Choice. Change. – recognized leaders in the state’s growing charter movement.
“Every year, our conference aims to bring together the best and brightest educators Louisiana has to offer. We learn from each other. We recognize our successes and our challenges individually and as a whole. We come together to strengthen our areas of weakness, and share working knowledge of best practices,” said LAPCS Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools filed a petition in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge to intervene in and counter a lawsuit by the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) that could potentially strip 33 charter schools of their Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding and threaten their closure.
The petition, along with LAE's motion for a preliminary injunction to stop funding to Type 2 charter schools as early as November 15, 2014, will be heard Wednesday, October 29.
From Fame, to Hairspray, to last year's stunning version of Hello Dolly!, Lusher's annual Fall Musical has become an institution. This year, a cast of students accompanied by Lusher's own stage crew and orchestra presents Pippin, and it's as likely to amaze as it is to sell out.
Pippin is a musical about a prince who learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in this iconic musical allegory with an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy-winner, three-time Oscar-winner, and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz.
Leslie Jacobs, Vice Chair of the New Orleans Business Alliance, was awarded the Citizen Leadership Award by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her extraordinary commitment in promoting economic development. The honor was presented on Tuesday, October 21 during IEDC’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX.
"The Citizen Leadership Award celebrates a community or business leader, or an individual who is not an economic development specialist, but who plays a major leadership role in economic development pursuits," said William C. Sproull, IEDC chair. “Ms. Jacobs is a fine example of such an individual.”