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In New Orleans, Major School District Closes Traditional Public Schools for Good
5/28/14 | Washington Post
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Wave of the Future
Winter 2008 | Education Next
In New Orleans, the Recovery School District, which was created by the state after Hurricane Katrina to administer low-performing schools, is closing its last five traditional schools. As Lyndsey Layton explains
With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
In an article for Education Next, Andy Smarick proposed that failing urban schools all be turned into charter schools. He wrote about this idea at greater length in The Urban School System of the Future.
Jed Horne wrote about the Recovery School District in New Orleans in the Spring 2011 issue of Education Next.