Can a locally elected school board bring true accountability to the city’s diffuse network of charter schools, or will the corruption and favoritism that plagued the city’s school board before Katrina return, giving an upper hand to savvy, well-connected parents and communities?
The first black high school in New Orleans, McDonogh 35, was a source of pride, until the chartering of the city’s schools after Hurricane Katrina contributed to its academic collapse. Now, the school board hopes turning it over to a charter organization can save it
The alumni of a school demolished after Hurricane Katrina rallied to keep it alive after it was taken over by charter operators. A decade later, the school’s marching band is one sign of how far it’s come
The state’s athletic association lifts a rule requiring social security numbers after an outcry by educators and activists
A businessman makes an end run around community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now, he wants to expand to others like it.
Praising charters for “doing more with less” ignores how racist systems have devalued black communities, starving kids in both traditional and charter schools of resources
A South Bronx school started by a child welfare agency has gradually found answers for educating youth in foster care
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A longtime advocate for black-controlled schools in Milwaukee found an unlikely home among conservatives pushing school choice
Noble Minds appeals to kids with disabilities with therapy, social-emotional classes and a no-suspensions disciplinary policy