INFOGRAPHIC: New Orleans Schools Are Building a New Future on a Stronger Foundation

New Orleans is doing a better job preparing its students for college and career than it did before Hurricane Katrina. Though the city still has a long way to go, students here are gaining ground and catching up to their peers statewide.

The above graphic uses data from the Louisiana Department of Education, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University.

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