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.

KIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright game.

High school football makes a comeback in New Orleans

Charter schools cut football to win minds. Now to win hearts, they’re bringing it back.

A fundraising page was created to raise money to buy warm clothing for students in cold Baltimore schools.

Baltimore students need more than space heaters; they need justice

Trump’s infrastructure plan should start with the broken boiler systems in Baltimore’s public schools

Domonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School.

Held back, but not helped

Louisiana reverses course on its strict policy to hold back students who fail standardized tests. Instead, it will add supports to help them pass.

Charter school leaders are complicit with segregation, and it’s hurting their movement

Proponents of charter schools have bought into the watered down notion of inclusion

More charter schools means fewer early education options, new research shows

In New Orleans, a study finds that charters don’t have incentives to offer PreK

KIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright game.

City that loved and lost high school football finally gets it back

After ripping up an entire school district, charter schools try to mend fences by reviving Friday night lights

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A school bus drops off a student in front of the Claiborne Bridge in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The post-Katrina education reform shook up the school system; it’s time to do it again

A little girl’s school helps her deal with trauma at home

At home, schizophrenia, addiction and violence. At school, grown-ups who care

Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy.

Charter schools aren’t measuring up to their promises

Ambitious goals were not uncommon in New Orleans charter schools, but rarely achieved

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