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New School Year in New Orleans

NPR's "Morning Edition" takes a look at the start of the school year for the New Orleans school district, still decimated from Hurricane Katrina more than a year ago. The school system is now a hodge-podge of charter, state-run and and district-run institutions. The report highlights the daily reality for principals, who don't know how many teachers to hire because students continue to trickle back to class, or who are faced with barring students from class because they don't have the proper documentation.

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