The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.
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September 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
The school board was expected to choose between two candidates this week, but could not muster the five-vote super-majority needed to hire and fire a superintendent. It's back to the drawing board.
August 06, 2014
A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.
May 29, 2014
The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.
April 30, 2013
New Orleans voters have very mixed thoughts on how the past 8 years of education policies in the city have worked and on what should come next for the city's schools.
February 25, 2013
The high-profile charter school leader is not only tackling school turnaround in New Orleans, he's pursuing a new, non-charter effort to provide better secondary school choices to middle class families in Los Angeles Unified.
March 16, 2012
The nonprofit group New Schools for New Orleans recently released a guide on the lessons it has learned in creating a decentralized network of charter schools for other urban districts that may want to follow its lead.
December 15, 2011
The eight-year-old district is seen as being on the cutting edge of education reform, but has also faced some challenges.
December 09, 2011
John White, who has lead the Recovery School District since the spring, could be moving into the position vacated earlier this year by Paul Pastorek.
September 13, 2010
A new proposal may clear the way for some New Orleans schools to return to local control, rather than spend another five years in the state's recovery school district.