Proposal would allow La. charters to favor neighborhood students

05/20/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana's Senate Education Committee advanced a proposal that would allow the state's charter elementary and middle schools to give admission preference to students living near the schools. The bill, which is headed for a vote in the full Senate, would allow the charters to opt in to the changes by requesting that attendance zones be established around their campuses. "The one characteristic that is missing in the New Orleans charter-school system is neighborhood schools," the bill's sponsor said.

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