Celebrate School Choice Week with Pelican

By Daniel J. Erspamer
by Daniel Erspamer, CEO, Pelican Institute Today, we begin our celebration of National School Choice Week! It feels like a lifetime ago since everyone gathered in person and virtually for the 2020 festivities. This last year has presented so many unique challenges for students and parents across Louisiana and the nation. These struggles only reinforce the...

TAGS: Education Reform, Education Savings Accounts, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy, micro schools, National School Choice Week, School choice, virtual schools

Rough Day 2? Try These Resources for Student Downtime

Within hours of the announcement closing Louisiana schools for the next month, parents, teachers, nonprofits, and companies had already begun mobilizing to share resources, links, curricula, virtual museum tours, and so much more. As uncertainty swirls around the spread of COVID-19, the community’s strong response to fill these education gaps is providing parents with a...

TAGS: Education, Education Reform, Online schools, school, School choice, virtual schools

Louisiana’s Foray Into Modular Education

By Editor
It is no surprise that this policy comes out of Louisiana, a state that has led the way in school choice innovation. Most notably, Louisiana is home to the Recovery School District (RSD), which was created following Hurricane Katrina. The disaster was used as an opportunity to reinvent the traditional school district in New Orleans.

TAGS: Course Choice, Education, Education Reform, John White, Louisiana, Online Charter Schools, Online schools, RSD, virtual schools