High Marks for New Orleans’ Charter Schools

hurricane katrina bus photoThe devastation of Hurricane Katrina four years ago brought with it many changes for this city, but perhaps its most enduring mark may be the new charter school system that came cascading in during the storm’s aftermath. Take, for instance, the students at Langston Hughes Academy. Once struggling to meet state testing standards, they’re getting a lot of help to try and do better. Their learning environment has changed to one with electronic blackboards and teachers hailing from Ivy League schools. The talk here is not about where to go after school, but where to go to college.

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(USA Today 08.27.09)

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