Charter Schools Bloom In New Orleans

Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school. i i

Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school. The 28-year-old is among the educators fueling the boom of charter schools in New Orleans. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school.

Channa Cook, principal of Sojourner Truth Academy, sits in a classroom at her school. The 28-year-old is among the educators fueling the boom of charter schools in New Orleans.

Andrea Hsu/NPR

Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a laboratory of sorts for charter schools.

Seven new ones are opening this month — supported by millions of dollars in federal and private grants.

The funding draws educators like 28-year-old Channa Cook to New Orleans.

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