ERIC Number: EJ747947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
With an Unusually Hands-On Role, State Feels Its Way in New Orleans
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v26 n1 p1, 23 Aug 2006
This article reports how Louisiana officials take hits amid strain to start schools. A year after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on New Orleans, the state of Louisiana finds itself in the highly unusual position of essentially starting from scratch--and directly operating--a batch of public schools in the city. While much attention has focused on the many charter schools serving New Orleans students, the state itself is expected to run at least 17 schools this fall, far more than originally envisioned. Although other states have taken over local school systems and individual schools, experts say that, like many other aspects of the rebirth of New Orleans, Louisiana's role in basically creating and running a whole set of schools appears to be unique.
Descriptors: State Regulation, Public Schools, School Districts, State School District Relationship, State Action, Government Role, Educational Administration, Natural Disasters, Weather, Teacher Recruitment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana