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.

teaching in New Orleans

For better student outcomes, hire more black teachers

Supporting teachers and communities will boost children’s academic achievement

Sci Academy

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time

In 2012, almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were accepted at college; seven years later, 65 percent had dropped out

AI

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

When it comes to tech and education reform, there’s been more talk than transformation

African American teachers

Two percent of teachers are black men. A city is trying to recruit more.

Part 2 of 2: In New Orleans, a reluctant teacher finds his voice and, possibly, his purpose

New Orleans loses teachers at double the rate of other cities like it

PART 1 of 2: A new report finds the attrition rate for New Orleans teachers to be twice that of other cities, a number that’s been increasing sharply in the last decade. New training programs aim to stem the flood.

racist language

We should all ‘go back’ — to the American founding ideal of shared struggle, despite our differences

'Creating a more equitable and inclusive nation is essential to living up to our democratic ideals.'

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From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

Just 4 percent of formerly incarcerated people have a bachelor’s degree. Now, a movement to raise that number is gaining momentum as Congress reconsiders a ban on Pell grants for prisoners, and some states seek to prevent universities from barring felons

The wealth that new schools should build

Educational institutions can uplift the community by providing jobs as well as degrees

The late New Orleans chef Leah Chase was a teacher at heart

Ms. Leah served food for thought along with her gumbo and shrimp Clemenceau

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