Families & the Community

Video Gallery: Explore the Evolution of New Orleans Schools

By Carmen Rojas — May 04, 2016 1 min read

The Re-Education of New Orleans, an EdWeek multimedia package released in August 2015, has been honored with a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

This online-only package combines articles with audio, video, and photographs to provide a multifaceted look at New Orleans’ schools 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. Are things better now? EdWeek reporters and videographers asked students, teachers, and parents to share their perspectives.

The project’s powerful video stories are worth revisiting.

Watch John Lacarbiere, a teacher in New Orleans, perform “August 29th,” his poem about Katrina:


See how schools are preserving New Orleans’ unique culture and traditions:


Watch students celebrate college acceptance in a parade through the streets of New Orleans:


Can New Orleans deliver a high-quality education for all its children?Parents, teachers, community leaders, and students have the last word:


Interested in delving deeper? Check out these stories from The Re-Education of New Orleans:

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.