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August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.

August 19, 2015

Public Schooling in New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

June 17, 2015

10 Years After Katrina, the Education System in New Orleans Is Still Evolving

The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

May 18, 2015

U.S. High Court Rejects Case of School Employees Fired After Hurricane Katrina

The suit began as an effort to prevent mass firings after flooding from the 2005 storm shut down schools and thousands of employees lost their jobs.

April 23, 2015

Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.

March 11, 2015

Fired New Orleans Schools Staff Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

After Hurricane Katrina prompted the evacuation of the city and shut down schools in 2005, the employees went to court to try and thwart wholesale dismissals as the state of Louisiana moved to take over most New Orleans public schools.

January 21, 2015

Orleans Parish District Chooses New Leader After Long Search

Henderson Lewis Jr., the schools chief in the East Feliciana Parish district, will become superintendent of schools in Orleans Parish, which operates six regular schools and oversees 14 charters in New Orleans.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

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