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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.

May 05, 2015

School Reform, New Orleans Style

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss school reform in New Orleans and the Recovery School District

April 23, 2015

Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.

March 27, 2015

Study Says Some New Orleans Principals Cherry-Picked Students

Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.

March 26, 2015

Study Examines How New Orleans Charter Schools React to Competition

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

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