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August 22, 2014

Two Years on, Orleans Parish, La., Still Without a Permanent Superintendent

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

Achievement Improves in New Orleans Schools, Challenges Remain, Says Report

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

New Orleans' Recovery School District Is Officially an All-Charter System

The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.

April 30, 2013

Where Do We Go From Here? New Orleans Voters Disagree

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

Steve Barr's Quest to Save a New Orleans High School

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

School Reform, New Orleans-Style

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

New Orleans Think Tank Traces Progress of City's Recovery District

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

New Orleans District Chief May Get State Ed. Position

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

Local Control May Return to Some New Orleans Schools

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.

December 17, 2009

New Orleans Parents Optimistic About State of Public Schools

New Orleans parents have a positive view of their schools, a new study finds.

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