NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.
In collaboration with WWNO, Martin brings together a dynamic group of education experts at The George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center for live, on-stage conversations around the city's unique charter school system.
Martin will lead two panel discussions in New Orleans. The first features education journalist and author of Hope Against HopeSarah Carr; Douglas Harris, Director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans; and Aesha Rasheed, founder of the New Orleans Parents' Guide
Widening the dialogue's range of perspectives, the second panel includes Homer Plessy Community School principal Joan Reilly; superintendent for the Recovery School District Patrick Dobard; parent advocate Karran Harper Royal; and President of the United Teachers of New Orleans Larry Carter. Jamia Brown and Victor York from the Rethink program, a youth leadership organization that aims to build organizing and leadership skills through participatory education and research, will also participate.