The performance of schools in post-Katrina New Orleans has been a well-scrutinized experiment, with champions and critics of charter schools closely monitoring the results.
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July 17, 2018
May 15, 2017
Tennessee's education commissioner, along with the superintendents in Camden, N.J., Philadelphia, and Louisiana's Recovery School District are the newest members of Chiefs for Change.
March 17, 2017
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.
March 06, 2017
A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.
January 27, 2017
The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
May 06, 2016
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
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.
April 19, 2016
The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.
August 28, 2015
Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."