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Education Archive

2014 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Annual Report

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) issued our first Annual Report in 2014, a year that marked a turning point for LJAF. “We have achieved significant milestones in our core issue areas, and a critical mass of our projects has now moved from the concept stage to execution,” LJAF Co-Founders Laura and John Arnold … Read More

Cleveland’s mingling of charter and district schools gets $3 million boost

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It’s working, New Orleans: The number of students attending failing schools is now at an all-time low

HOUSTON, TX—Recent data from the Louisiana Department of Education show the city of New Orleans is making tremendous progress in turning around one of the lowest-performing school districts in the nation. In eight years, the number of failing schools in New Orleans has dramatically decreased to an all-time low. Today, 5.7 percent of students attend … Read More

It’s working, Louisiana: Students demonstrate steady growth in academic performance

HOUSTON, TX—Recent Louisiana student performance data points to academic growth and affirms that the state’s efforts to transform its educational system are working. The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on state tests is up, and the increase is particularly striking in New Orleans. “We have looked closely at what … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation applauds student performance gains in New Orleans

HOUSTON, TX—Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is highlighting recent Louisiana student performance data and congratulating the City of New Orleans in an open letter to the community in today’s edition of The Times-Picayune. According to the latest numbers from the Louisiana Department of Education, New Orleans is, once again, outpacing the rest of the state in academic … Read More