Transforming Public Education in New Orleans: The Recovery School District, 2003-2011

Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
14 Dec, 2011

This 2011 report from the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University covers the transformation of public schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, starting with the state’s creation in 2003 of the Recovery School District to take over failing public schools. The report includes analysis of policies, extensive data about school performance, finances, per pupil spending, and enrollment and information about key education organizations and their roles. Charts show how the school system is organized and an extensive timeline is provided.