New Orleans university looks into hosting a charter school
Nov. 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans is looking into adding a charter school for grades kindergarten-through-eighth to its campus.
The university says in a news release it's looking into hosting a K-through-8 charter school focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
The idea is to replicate the Edward Hynes K-through-8 school in the city's Lakeview neighborhood. The University of New Orleans holds positions on the Hynes board of directors. And, Hynes is a professional development school for students in UNO education programs. Hynes also is a feeder school for Benjamin Franklin High, a charter already on the UNO campus.
Under the plan being studied, the target is to open a school in 2019 for kindergarten and first-graders, expanding to additional grades in subsequent years.