Della Hasselle, of the Advocate, writes about the progress of a struggling charter school after a major change in management. And while these kinds of takeovers remain controversial and difficult for all involved, this one has certainly led to dramatic improvements. Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor has moved from a state rating of F to a C in one short year. And while there is still much work to be done to be in the A or B range, there is no question that they are on the right track.
Jamar Mckneely, The CEO of Inspire NOLA, described the changes this way. “ We believe that if kids feel good about themselves, they can also succeed academically…and we’ve implemented a strong culture of raising expectations.”