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June 17, 2015

Elements of 'Portfolio' Strategy Taking Root in Some Districts

A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.

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.

June 17, 2015

10 Years After Katrina: New Orleans School System Still in Flux, Report Says

An annual report on the state of public schooling in New Orleans examines a range of issues including changes in student achievement, teacher demographics, and school oversight.

June 12, 2015

More States Are Creating Turnaround School Districts

Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.

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.

May 14, 2015

Do All Reformers Know Each Other?

Jack Schneider and New Orleans educator Mercedes Schneider discuss the seeming insularity of education reform circles.

May 13, 2015

Report Finds Louisiana Charter Schools Lack Supervision

This report points out flaws with the academic and financial oversight of Louisiana's charter school system and calls for a moratorium on new charters.

May 13, 2015

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

May 12, 2015

Denver, New Orleans Offer Lessons on Streamlining Enrollment Between Sectors

Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.

May 07, 2015

The 'Privatization' Agenda, New Orleans Edition

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss the so-called privatization agenda in public education.

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