Louisiana far ahead of others in documenting the sad truth: Childcare unaffordable for most working parents
The national Child Care Aware organization released its annual review of child care costs across the country and confirmed what families in Louisiana already knew: The costs of early care for children aged 0 to 4 years can exceed 27 percent of household incomes for working, single parent families and cost $9000 a year per child for any household.
In Louisiana, single parents pay 37.9 percent of their income for infant center care while married parents of two children living at the poverty line pay 47.4 percent of their household income for center-based child care. The cost of infant care in Louisiana is nearly the same as the annual cost of college tuition at a four-year college, coming in at $7540 per year, according to Child Care Aware.
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), the only arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish, invites prospective students, along with their families, to attend an Open House for Grades Kindergarten-9th on Saturday, November 10 from Noon to 2pm at the Kate Middleton Campus, located at 1407 Virgil St., in Gretna, LA.
Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the school. There will be a STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Table activity where prospective students may draw patterns and textures they see in nature. The afternoon will feature presentations from school administrators, staff teaching artists, and a performance from the renowned YACS Jazz Ensemble.
New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School “Sci High” will hold an Open House for parents and prospective students on Thursday, November 8 from 5:00-7:00p.m. at its campus at 5625 Loyola Ave. in Uptown New Orleans.
Parents and students are invited to learn more about Sci High, tour the campus and meet the faculty and staff.
“Sci High” is the highest performing open-enrollment science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school in the state. Sci High offers students cutting-edge and industry-focused STEM electives. Sci High was given the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts.
Young Audiences selected for $2.3M funding for arts education in partnership with Jeff Parish public schools
Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) is pleased to announce that they have been selected to receive funding through the United States Department of Education’s (DOE) Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants Competition (AAEDD). YALA is the local affiliate of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network (YA Network), a national organization committed to inspiring young people and expanding their learning through the arts.
YA Network affiliates YALA, ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.
Warren Easton Charter High School will hold an Open House for prospective students and their parents on Wednesday, November 7, 5-7 pm at the school at 3019 Canal St. in the auditorium. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the school and campus and meet teachers and students.
IInternational High School of New Orleans (IHSNO), a public charter school open to all Louisiana residents with a strong emphasis on world languages and an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, will hold two Open Houses for prospective students in grades 9-12 on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm and Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm at the school, 727 Carondelet St. in New Orleans.
To register for the Open Houses online, go to: http://www.ihsnola.org/fall-open-house/.
Morris Jeff Community School will hold Open House events for prospective students in Pre-Kindergarten - 8th grade on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at its Lopez campus, 211 S. Lopez St. in Mid-City and for grades 9-11 on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Clark campus, 1301 N. Derbigny St.
Morris Jeff will offer PK through Grade 11 in the 2019-20 school year. Its first senior class will graduate in 2021.
Morris Jeff is the only World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Orleans Parish offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) and is a Candidate School of the IBO’s globally recognized Diploma Years Programme. IBO provides the curriculum framework behind some of the most rigorous, creative and successful schools in the world.
Audubon Schools announces its 2018-19 Open Houses for parents and prospective students in grades PK3 through 8th for its Uptown and Gentilly schools.
Audubon Uptown will host its Lower Campus (grades PK3-3) Open Houses on October 17, October 24, November 7, November 28 and December 5 at 8:30 a.m. at 428 Broadway St., New Orleans, LA 70118, phone (504) 324-7100.
Audubon Uptown’s Upper Campus (grades 4-8) Open Houses will take place on October 26, November 30 and December 8 at 8:30 a.m. at 1111 Milan St., New Orleans, LA 70115, phone (504) 324-7110.
Benjamin Franklin High School will hold itsAdmissions Open House on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and all interested families are invited to attend.
Students, faculty, staff, and parents at Ben Franklin will open the school’s gates and greet prospective students and their families from across New Orleans for an up-close look at the Ben Franklin experience.
“Our students love to offer a one-on-one guided tour for each visitor, discovering where their interests are, what inspires them, and how they can find that at Ben Franklin,” says Admissions Director Lynn Jenkins. “I find ninth graders to be some of our very best ambassadors because they can really explain to prospective students what the transition was like from middle school to Franklin and what they can expect.”