Students eat lunch at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
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Videos: The Last Word on New Orleans’ Post-Katrina School System

August 19, 2015 1 min read
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Videos: The Last Word on New Orleans’ Post-Katrina School System

August 19, 2015 1 min read
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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina—and all the upheaval and change that it wrought on every facet of life—parts of New Orleans are flourishing again.

No American city in recent years has had to climb back from near ruin. And no American city has had to rebuild its entire public school system.

A system that is still evolving. A system that is showing signs of progress. A system that is still divisive.

And a system whose architects promise will deliver a high-quality education for all of New Orleans’ children regardless of race and income.

Will it happen?

The last word goes to some of the people with the biggest stake in the answer.

Education Week wants to hear your “last word” on the evolution of public schooling in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Comment below or share your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #NOLAlastword.

Lead Graphic: Students eat lunch at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. —Swikar Patel/Education Week


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