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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