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Teacher Towana Pierre-Floyd in her classroom at New Orleans West in 2005. It's a structured charter school set up for students and teachers displaced by the storm.
April 21, 2015 Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.
New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson is founder and CEO of the Rooted School.
April 7, 2015 After the shooting death of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low-income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.
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Third-grade teacher Nikki Bollerman, 26, won a contest that gave her students books for the holidays. When she also won $150,000, she decided it should go to her school.
December 24, 2014 Nikki Bollerman recently won a contest that gave books to her students. The third-grade teacher, 26, decided the cash that came with it should also go to her school.
Researchers are just starting to look at how school choice affects health.
July 21, 2014 People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.
March 31, 2011 Charter schools in the KIPP network received nearly $3,200 more per student than the funding given to typical charter schools, according to a new study. Researchers also question the program's reporting of its attrition rate.
October 22, 2008 Does a free market exist?
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