As predicted, Paul Vallas is headed to New Orleans to help turn around the schools there. The contract details aren’t out, but apparently he’s going to start in July, make less than he did in Philadelphia, and, according to someone close to the negotiations, spend “as much time [in New Orleans] as it takes to make it a success.” That last element -- the part-time superintendency -- could be problematic, not only because Vallas doesn’t fly. I’m also not entirely clear about what Vallas’ role will be with charter schools outside of the RSD system, which have (I think) been monitored in the past by the state. Will Vallas be running all, or just part of the NOLA schools?
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