FARMERVILLE, La.--(May 20, 2015)--The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) presented the staff and students of D'Arbonne Woods Charter School with the 2014-2015 Giving Tree Award, given annually to a charter school that demonstrates excellence and success in educating the children of Louisiana. The award presentation kicked off D'Arbonne Woods' elementary field day, an end of the year celebration for students and staff.


Baton Rouge--(May 15, 2015)-- The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools won a major victory in the 19th Judicial Court of East Baton Rouge when Judge Wilson Fields upheld the constitutional rights of Type 2 charter schools to receive Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding, along with the constitutionality of the existing funding formula that governs MFP.


The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) will join the state’s 134 charter schools, serving over 70,000 children across Louisiana, in celebrating National Charter Schools Week, May 3-9, 2015.   

This Thursday April 2 on Educating Louisiana, host Veronica Brooks will have an exclusive one on one interview with former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu on Cox Cable 4, 8:30 pm in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans. 

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The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools starts the second season of its weekly TV show dedicated to education reform issues on Cox Cable Channel 4 in southeast Louisiana. The show will air at 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, featuring host Veronica Brooks.

The Louisiana Federation of Children, the state’s voice for educational choice; along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a national organization advocating for parental choice on behalf of low-income and working-class families; and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, the only statewide entity dedicated to advocating for charter schools at both the state and local levels; announced a statewide tour of choice schools in celebration of National School Choice Week, January 25 – 31, 2015.  

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools won an initial victory in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge when Judge Wilson Fields denied requests by the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Iberville Parish School Board to immediately strip 33 charter schools of their Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding and threaten their closure as of November 15. 

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools filed a petition in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge to intervene in and counter a lawsuit by the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) that could potentially strip 33 charter schools of their Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding and threaten their closure.


The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 public charter schools are now defendants in the Louisiana Association of Educators lawsuit seeking to remove Type 2 charters from the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), announced Caroline Roemer Shirley, LAPCS Executive Director.


The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) 7th Annual Conference - 7th Inning Stretch: Charters. Choice. Change. - recognized leaders in the state's growing charter movement. 


About Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) is a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to increase student achievement by supporting, promoting, and advocating for the quality charter school movement.