LAPCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Charter Law this Charter School Week, May 3-9
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) will join the state’s 134 charter schools, serving over 70,000 children across Louisiana, in celebrating National Charter Schools Week, May 3-9, 2015.
This year will also mark the 20th anniversary of Louisiana’s groundbreaking charter school law, ranked as the second strongest in the U.S., benefiting public school students across the state with nation’s second strongest charter school movement.
This Thursday April 2 on Educating Louisiana, host Veronica Brooks will have an exclusive one on one interview with former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu on Cox Cable 4, 8:30 pm in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans.
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The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools starts the second season of its weekly TV show dedicated to education reform issues on Cox Cable Channel 4 in southeast Louisiana. The show will air at 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, featuring host Veronica Brooks
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
The Louisiana Federation of Children, the state’s voice for educational choice; along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a national organization advocating for parental choice on behalf of low-income and working-class families; and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, the only statewide entity dedicated to advocating for charter schools at both the state and local levels; announced a statewide tour of choice schools in celebration of National School Choice Week, January 25 – 31, 2015.
LAPCS Boot Camp
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools won an initial victory in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge when Judge Wilson Fields denied requests by the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Iberville Parish School Board to immediately strip 33 charter schools of their Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding and threaten their closure as of November 15.
“The Court today acted in the best interest of public education,” said LAPCS Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.
“This is a significant, but ultimately small victory. We have protected 33 charters and their funding for now, but the attack on the 13,000 Louisiana children who attend those schools and their right to attend the public school of their choice is far from over.”
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 Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Baton Rouge law offices of Adams and Reese, Chase North Tower, 450 Laurel St., Suite 1900.