Does New Orleans' 10-year experience with charters and choice have application to Los Angeles? Yes, but partly in the negative.
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June 30, 2015
June 17, 2015
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 11, 2015
More states are following the example of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Michigan in setting up their own 'achievement' or 'recovery' school districts. The Fordham Institute examines the trend.
March 27, 2015
Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.
March 11, 2015
After Hurricane Katrina prompted the evacuation of the city and shut down schools in 2005, the employees went to court to try and thwart wholesale dismissals as the state of Louisiana moved to take over most New Orleans public schools.
December 17, 2014
The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.
December 11, 2014
Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.
November 21, 2014
Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.
September 25, 2014
The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.
September 12, 2014
The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.