New Orleans

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, officials dramatically remade the long-struggling education system in New Orleans, turning it into the nation’s first all charter-school system. Our stories will look at what’s working — and what’s not — in the nation’s largest, most ambitious experiment with school decentralization. See all our Special Reports

It’s not who controls the schools that matters, it’s whether they care about equity

New Orleans has had plenty of school choice in the last decade, but vulnerable students have been left behind

School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools

New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters

A new movement to treat troubled children as ‘sad, not bad’

Some New Orleans charters ditch the ‘No Excuses’ model in favor of trauma-informed teaching

Dear students, Betsy DeVos may not be prepared for office, but you must prepare for her

The confirmation vote on the Secretary of Education nominee has been delayed amid criticism

Put youth who break the law where they belong — in a great school

School and city officials surround family members of Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill at a dedication of the new school housed within a youth jail. Attendees included Ismail El-Shaakir,…

A New Orleans charter network has spent the last year making up teaching for special-ed students shorted two years ago

An investigation found that ReNEW SciTech Academy had inflated how much extra attention it would provide to certain students, and then didn’t provide the extra help to those who really needed it. The Louisiana education department made the charter network find those students and provide help

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What will happen to after-school programs in a Trump administration?

Providers need to make themselves heard to influence those decisions

Show me the data! Government restrictions hamper attempts to see how NOLA kids really fare

Andre Perry discusses the Data Center of New Orleans’ Youth Index. Here are some key recent findings about the youth of New Orleans during the last year:…

Youth aren’t props — they need an actual seat at the policy table

School discipline ranks high among concerns

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