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July 10, 2018

13 Years Post-Katrina, New Orleans' Elected School Board Is Back in Control

The Orleans Parish School Board will oversee a wholly unique system of autonomous charter schools that has made significant gains since 2005, but still faces big challenges.

February 09, 2018

Charter Schools May Come to Puerto Rico, But Don't Expect Another New Orleans

Puerto Rico is looking to charter schools and school vouchers to help rebuild and improve its education system post-Hurricane Maria. But is it really on track to implement a New Orleans-style overhaul of its schools?

December 04, 2017

Diversity in Charter Schools: Another Look at the Data and the Debate

Charter schools represent some of the most racially segregated schools in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Associated Press, reviving a long-running debate inside and outside the charter sector.

January 30, 2017

New Orleans' Remaining District Schools Move Closer to Charter Conversion

The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.

May 06, 2016

La. Lawmakers OK Bill to Return New Orleans Charters to Local Oversight

Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.

April 22, 2016

La. Senate Thinks It's Time to Return New Orleans Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

February 04, 2016

Denver Gets High Marks for School Choice in Brookings Report

Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.

November 03, 2015

Tenn. Gov. Names New Superintendent of State-Run Achievement School District

Malika Anderson has been appointed the new superintendent of the Achievement School District, Tennessee's state-run turnaround district. She will take over the post from Chris Barbic.

August 19, 2015

New Orleans Education 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina in Photos

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

August 04, 2015

New Orleans Test Scores Have 'Shot Up' 10 Years After Katrina, Report Says

Charter schools have driven up student performance in New Orleans in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, according to the Education Research Alliance.

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