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School Climate & Safety Collection

Katrina

Five Years Later

Education Week’s focus on the state of education in the Gulf Coast region shows how far the schools have come and looks at the challenges that remain.

School & District Management Few Studies Track Post-Katrina School Changes
Scholars say they missed out on a chance to study the school reforms launched in New Orleans in the wake of the 2005 hurricane.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 25, 2010
8 min read
Freshman at the New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy line up in the cafeteria at the beginning of the school year.
Freshman at the New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy line up in the cafeteria at the beginning of the school year.
School Climate & Safety New Orleans Schools Seize Post-Katrina Momentum
Five years after the hurricane devastated the region, New Orleans schools emerge changed—and challenged.
Erik W. Robelen, August 25, 2010
12 min read
A bus ferries children to school past abandoned buildings in New Orleans East. Slightly more than half of the neighborhood's pre-Katrina population of 100,000 has returned since 2005.
A bus ferries children to school past abandoned buildings in New Orleans East. Slightly more than half of the neighborhood's pre-Katrina population of 100,000 has returned since 2005.
Erika Larsen/Redux for Education Week
School & District Management Region's Schools Turn Storm's Havoc Into Transformation
The national economic crisis and the massive BP oil leak have stalled the recovery in some districts, but a steady pace of renewal continues in others.
Christina A. Samuels, August 25, 2010
7 min read
Education Photo Gallery: Katrina: 5 Years Later
As public schools open all over Gulf region this month, you don’t have to look far for signs of how the education landscape has changed since Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago.
August 24, 2010