The nation recently marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating effect on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
In the face of that terrible tragedy, the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city and revitalized their schools. More than 90 percent of New Orleans students now attend charter schools.
The results have been fantastic and the movement is strong, vibrant, and optimistic – as we saw during the National Charter Schools Conference! Click here to read the latest issue of Education Next, which offers a comprehensive overview of the remarkable turnaround in New Orleans schools. And tune in Wednesday, September 16, as Nina joins AFT’s Randi Weingarten and other leaders in an AEI panel discussion on New Orleans and its lessons for national education policy.