Proponents of the state’s school reform drive, a movement that has profoundly reshaped New Orleans public schools, put up a slew of victories in the Louisiana Legislature on Thursday, killing a trio of bills that would have rolled back some of the most dramatic changes in education policy in the city and across Louisiana, reports. The bills touched on bitter and long-standing points of dispute between the leaders and opponents of the state’s approach to improving school accountability: the control of New Orleans public schools by the state’s Recovery School District and its policy of open enrollment rather than neighborhood attendance zones, a system that means long bus rides across town for many young students…

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