Katrina

Posted June 29, 2018

13 Years After Hurricane Katrina, My School Is Returning to Local Control

On July 1, the Recovery School District (RSD) will return control of our schools to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSD). The shift back is…

By Sharon Clark

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Posted Jan. 3, 2018

We Knew the School Wasn’t Working for Our Kids So We Fixed It

There is something oddly beautiful about realizing that something isn’t right with education in your community. I have never been one to shine light on…

By Lamont Douglas

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Posted Aug. 28, 2016

New Orleans Is Redefining the Meaning of Local Control

Local control of public education has become the rallying cry for many folks on all sides of education debates, from Tea Party libertarians to Bernie…

By Patrick Dobard

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Posted Aug. 18, 2015

Balancing Results and Relationships in NOLA Charter Schools

This summer, Chris Stewart spent a month in his hometown of New Orleans, where he spoke to the city’s parents, activists and educators about the…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 17, 2015

Here’s My Hope for the Next Black Teachers of New Orleans

Spend five minutes asking people in New Orleans about the public schools and someone will reference the firing of 7,000 veteran black teachers immediately after Hurricane…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 13, 2015

Rethinking Education in New Orleans: A Principal Charters a New Course

This summer, Chris Stewart spent a month in his hometown of New Orleans, where he spoke to the city’s parents, activists and educators about the…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 12, 2015

LISTEN: Clearing the Air on New Orleans Schools

This summer, Chris Stewart has moved the Rock the Schools podcast to his hometown of New Orleans, where he speaks to the city’s parents, activists…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Aug. 7, 2015

Howard Fuller Explains What’s Happening in New Orleans

Over the past 10 years, New Orleans’ public school landscape has undergone an extreme makeover, where many of the active new voices among the city’s…

By Mary Moran

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

LISTEN: This Will Be the True Test of Success in NOLA

This summer, Chris Stewart has moved the Rock the Schools podcast to his hometown of New Orleans, where he speaks to the city’s parents, activists…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted July 13, 2015

Here’s How Things Get Done in New Orleans

By all accounts last year’s school enrollment season was hell for many parents in New Orleans. The shortcomings were celebrated by critics and described this way…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

We Don’t Need Saviors, We Need Leaders Who Are Ready to Form True Partnerships With Families and Communities

I’ve traveled a lot for work this year, and as I’ve gone from the mountains of Peru to the rural regions of Haiti to the…

By Kaya Henderson

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

I’m a Teacher and I Stopped Saying the Pledge of Allegiance a Long Time Ago

Good morning students. Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

Yes, We Need to Fund Our Schools, But Only If We Update This 100-Year-Old Education System

Here in New Mexico, we’re about to get more money for schools, but we don’t know yet how that will translate into better learning for…

By Seth Saavedra

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