Post Tagged with: "Hurricane Katrina"

What Happened to New Orleans’ Public School Educators After Katrina?

It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the damage it caused the school community still continues to effect the 7,000 educators unfairly dismissed. Veteran Special Education teacher Billie Dolcie shares her powerful story in a special EdWeek arcticle on how she hasn’t been able to return to the classroom since Katrina. Read the full story here

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New Report Shows Progress of New Orleans Schools Since Katrina

Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the school systems had suffered great losses, but also accomplished more than imaginable to rebuild an even better public education system.  The Tulane University Cowen Institute released a report showing  the challenges and accomplishments New Orleans schools have faced over the years. In 2005, Governor Blanco approved Act 35, which redefined the […]

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7,000 Fired New Orleans Unionized School Workers Headed for Big Payday?

NEW ORLEANS –It’s taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers – teachers, principals, secretaries, social workers, para-professionals and others – may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall. Whether they will get the money depends on the Louisiana Supreme Court, which heard the case on Sept. 4.  It set no […]

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For New Orleans Students, Katrina Was Only the Beginning

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in 2005. But for New Orleans’ public school students, parents, and teachers, the tragedy of Katrina was just the beginning. “A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools,” the first in series of short videos, shows the inside story of how […]

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New Orleans Public School Educators Awarded $1.3 Million

Seven New Orleans school administrators and teachers, fired in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were awarded $1,362, 632 in lost wages and benefits on June 20 by a Louisiana Court, capping a seven-year class action lawsuit battle waged by a legal team that included AFSA’s lawyers.

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