Louisiana releases school letter grades for 2016

Danielle Dreilinger:

Louisiana’s overall school performance score dipped this year. The state released the annual capstone results Thursday (Nov. 17). Louisiana as a whole fell from a B to a C, losing about 6 points on a 150-point scale — not a good direction in a state that’s already well behind the nation.

Not only do these scores matter for community pride and the desirability of a neighborhood among parents, but they determine whether charter schools stay open — which affects almost all of New Orleans — and whether traditional schools are subject to state intervention.