Monthly Archives: August 2010

After the Deluge, A New Education System

Five years ago yesterday, the levees broke. Hurricane Katrina flooded roughly 80% of this city, causing nearly $100 billion in damage. The storm forced us to rebuild our homes, workplaces, and many of our institutions – including our failing public education system. But from the flood waters, the most market-driven public school system in the […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 30, 2010

In this edition of In the News: New Orleans Schools in the National Spotlight Vigil for Peace at N.O. College Prep on August 31st New Orleans Schools in the National Spotlight National coverage of the 5th anniversary of Katrina has included many stories about New Orleans public schools. We know we didn’t catch them all, […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 23, 2010

In this edition of In the News: Evaluating Reform Efforts “Value-Added” Study Measures Teacher Quality Both Ends of the Spectrum, from Gifted to At-Risk Louisiana Education News New Orleans Five Years After Katrina

Bold Gamble Transforming Schools

After Hurricane Katrina, state officials faced a choice: Take control of the schools in New Orleans or leave them in the care of the city’s notoriously troubled School Board.  A takeover was risky.  New Orleans Public Schools were among the worst in the nation. Most New Orleans legislators opposed state action. More daunting, any reasonable […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 10, 2010

In this edition of In the News: Taking Stock Five Years After Katrina School Facility Assignments Six i3 Grants Impact New Orleans Fewer LA Schools Rated Academically Unacceptable Special-Needs Students File Complaint CityBusiness Releases 2010 Education Guide

New Orleans is an i3 Winner!

Yesterday, the Department of Education announced the winners of the highly competitive Investing in Innovation, or i3, grants. There were 49 winners from a pool of 1698 applicants nationwide. New Orleans own New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is a winner! And they will receive over $28 million to support school turnarounds in New Orleans, […]