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March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

August 18, 2016

Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding

Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.

May 06, 2016

Bill Placing New Orleans Charter Schools Under Local Oversight Passes La. House

Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.

April 21, 2016

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill to Return New Orleans' Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

August 29, 2015

On Katrina's 10th Anniversary, Stories From the Diaspora

Thousands of students and their families fled New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the families shared their stories with us as the storm's 10th anniversary approached.

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