When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans 10 years ago, it upended the city’s troubled school system and prompted a controversial state-led experiment in public education. In today’s citywide system of charter schools, test scores are up. So are graduation rates. And some are hailing New Orleans as a model for urban school reform. But that’s not the whole story. In an Education Week special report for PBS NewsHour, correspondent John Tulenko looks into claims that in a system with little oversight, some of the most vulnerable students are being shut out.
Want to learn more? Check out Education Week’s full coverage of The Re-Education of New Orleans, which takes a deep look into the vast changes in public schooling in the city since Katrina, and their impact on the children, parents, teachers, and culture of New Orleans.
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