NEW ORLEANS — The University of New Orleans is looking into adding a charter school for grades kindergarten-through-eighth to its campus.

The university says in a news release it’s looking into hosting a K-through-8 charter school focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

The idea is to replicate the Edward Hynes K-through-8 school in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. The University of New Orleans holds positions on the Hynes board of directors. And, Hynes is a professional development school for students in UNO education programs. Hynes also is a feeder school for Benjamin Franklin High, a charter already on the UNO campus.

Under the plan being studied, the target is to open a school in 2019 for kindergarten and first-graders, expanding to additional grades in subsequent years.

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