State recommends charter extensions, renewals for 25 schools

Article By: Danielle Dreilinger | November 26, 2013 | Originally Posted on nola.com

Fourteen New Orleans and Baton Rouge charter schools are getting contract renewals of three to 10 years. In addition, 11 New Orleans charters that opened in 2009 could get one-year extensions.

The state Department of Education announced the extensions on Saturday. For the first time in several years, it does not want to pull a single charter.

Three charter renewals are for schools authorized directly by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The rest are in the state Recovery School District, which is authorized to take over failing public schools anywhere in Louisiana and which currently oversees about three quarters of the schools in New Orleans.

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