New Orleans

Video: Inside a jail school trying to treat kids like scholars not criminals

A once notorious juvenile detention center in New Orleans gets a new school

Nearly 50,000 young people are in juvenile jails across the country, where educational options are often minimal. The juvenile detention center in New Orleans was no different — until a new group of educators took over, with a different approach. Watch their efforts to transform a place once known for violence and incompetence into a school that inspires kids to dream of college.

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Emrys Eller is a journalist and filmmaker in New York. He makes video and radio about education, health and environmental issues. See Archive

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