The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox.
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.
The Hechinger Report provides in-depth, fact-based, unbiased reporting on education that is free to all readers. But that doesn't mean it's free to produce. Our work keeps educators and the public informed about pressing issues at schools and on campuses throughout the country. We tell the whole story, even when the details are inconvenient. Help us keep doing that.