Found 12 news stories matching the subject Charter schools.
REL Southwest and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) cohosted the "Charter School Authorization in Louisiana" bridge event and workshop in Baton Rouge on May 10, 2017. The focus was on research, policies, and practices to guide charter school authorization in Louisiana.
More Than 400 Louisiana Charter School Educators Attend REL Southwest Workshop on Student Data Privacy Laws and Culturally Relevant Instruction (11/02/2016)
More than 415 charter school educators in Louisiana attended our two-day workshop in New Orleans on student data privacy laws and culturally relevant instruction. REL Southwest partnered with the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools to host the workshop on August 4–5, 2016. Participants included teachers and school leaders from more than 10 charter schools as well as data specialists, Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) staff, and members of REL Southwest's Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance.
West Feliciana Parish Schools, whose superintendent serves on REL Southwest’s Governing Board and Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance, notched Louisiana's second-highest score on the ACT college admissions test in 2016.
REL Southwest Welcomes New Director and Governing Board Members, Tours Hynes Charter School in New Orleans (06/15/2016)
REL Southwest held its Spring Governing Board meeting in New Orleans on May 24, 2016. Members also toured award-winning Edward Hynes Charter School. Two new members joined the Governing Board: Dr. Kenneth Heydrick and Dr. Brian Riedlinger. We also thanked outgoing REL Southwest director, Vicki Dimock, Ph.D., for her leadership over the past four years and welcomed new director, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Ph.D.
REL Southwest highlighted its work in poster sessions at the Carnegie Summit in San Francisco on March 22–24, 2016, and at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in the District of Columbia on April 8–12. The national conferences drew attendees from across the United States and around the world.
Symposium Archive: Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice in Early Childhood Education (04/18/2016)
View the archive for the symposium "Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice in Early Childhood Education," hosted on December 10, 2015, to explore early childhood trends, policy issues, and instructional strategies, with a focus on Louisiana. The archive includes presentations, handouts, videos, and more.
On December 10, 2015, REL Southwest held a highly successful and well-attended symposium bridging research, policy, and practice in early childhood education at Bains Lower Elementary school in Louisiana. Attendees learned about the high-quality early learning program at Bains, which is part of West Feliciana Parish School District, the state's top-ranked district in kindergarten readiness.
REL Southwest and Bains Lower Elementary Host Early Childhood Education Symposium in Louisiana (12/17/2015)
Educators from six states participated in an early childhood education symposium on bridging research, policy, and practice on December 10, 2015. The event was cohosted by REL Southwest's Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance and Bains Lower Elementary School in West Feliciana Parish School District, Louisiana's top-ranked district in kindergarten readiness. More than 15 Louisiana parishes were represented among the attendees, who heard several expert presentations on early childhood education trends and policy issues. In addition, attendees participated in panel discussions and breakout sessions on early childhood literacy and mathematics and toured the high-quality early learning program at Bains Lower Elementary.
Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance Hosts Over 50 for Workshop on Common Core and PARRC (03/04/2015)
REL Southwest hosted a meeting of the Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance in New Orleans on February 10, featuring a workshop on Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARRC) assessments. Speakers included national experts and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Education.
The Fall 2014 edition of CAP Journal (the journal of the Canadian Association of Principals) profiled charter school success Edward Hynes Charter School in the article "On Becoming a Successful School."
Alliance member Darrell Kruger receives National Geographic Society Certificate of Appreciation Award (08/06/2014)
Darrell Kruger, dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the National Geographic Society. Kruger is a member of REL Southwest's Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance.