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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.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 30, 2014

New Orleans Is An All-Charter City. Is That a Good Thing?

In his final column for Education Week, Sam Chaltain considers the news that New Orleans is now host to the first all-charter school district in the country, and wonders if that's a milestone we should be celebrating, mourning -- or both.

May 29, 2014

New Orleans' School District Has Become an All-Charter System

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

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.

May 21, 2014

Smart Cities / Humble Systems

It is tempting to believe that smart cities need "smart systems"—systems where technocrats attempt to implement the best practices of a given era; systems where government officials review the research, design strategies, and then push the bureaucracy to implement (often with mixed success).

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

February 27, 2014

New Orleans '250K Future of School Challenge' Launched

Educators, entrepreneurs, parents and teachers are invited to share ideas about how to create a New Orleans school with "more engaging, personalized experiences for students."

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

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