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A top charter advocate navigates rough policy waters in Louisiana

Researchers and reporters across the country are telling the world this month about the changes in New Orleans education since Hurricane Katrina, highlighting the unparalleled charter school expansion. This story also appeared in The Lens Lens education reporter Marta Jewson sat down recently to talk with Caroline Roemer Shirley, executive director of the Louisiana Association […]

Posted inElementary to High SchoolNew OrleansNewsThe South

In New Orleans schools, decentralization creates confusion over who exactly is in charge when there’s a problem

On Saturday, New Orleans voters will decide whether to invest millions of dollars into maintaining public school facilities through a property tax — but at key moments important players don’t seem to know exactly who’s in charge of the buildings. This story also appeared in The Lens And the item on the ballot doesn’t make […]