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The Wheels Go ‘Round

The Wheels Go ‘Round

Travel with a bus-load of kindergartners across New Orleans’ new charter landscape.

Rebuilding Communities From the School Up, cont’d

Redefining Community
The distance between students and schools has also detached families from their neighborhoods. Previously, residents say, parents could depend on neighbors to pick up their children once the school day was done. Now families must work to form new bonds and support networks in more fractured school communities. This all becomes more complicated if [...]

Rebuilding Communities From the School Up

Rebuilding Communities From the School Up

Hurricane Katrina washed away most of New Orleans’ traditional public schools and cleared the way for a new “open-choice” system dominated by charters. These schools draw students from all over the city. What happens when communities are fractured and new ones emerge?