Smooth Opening Is Job One in New Orleans
Today is the first day of school for more than 13,000 children enrolled in the Recovery School District, the state-run system that took over most of this city’s public schools in the months after Hurricane Katrina hit two years ago.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for many students, who will be back in classrooms in their native city for the first time since the storm devastated New Orleans and scattered thousands of families across the country. And it will be a test for the new education leaders here, who have promised, at the very least, to avoid last year’s chaotic opening weeks by delivering well-equipped classrooms, ample numbers of teachers, hot lunches, and clean restrooms in the 34 schools the recovery district is running this academic year.
RSD officials have been scrambling for weeks to be ready. One of their biggest challenges—recruiting and...
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