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Extreme Measures: When and How School Closures and Charter Takeovers Benefit Students

Date & Time
Monday, October 17, 2016
5:30–7:30 pm
Tulane City Center

We are pleased to announce that our next report, Extreme Measures: When and How School Closure and Charter Takeovers Benefit Students, will be released at an event on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Tulane City Center. In this new report, authors Whitney Bross, Douglas N. Harris, and Lihan Liu analyze the impact of closures and takeovers on student outcomes in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge from 2008-2014.

The event, which is sponsored by the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN), will feature a presentation of the study’s findings, as well as a panel discussion with local and national education leaders about our results and their implications. Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Henderson Lewis, OPSB Superintendent
  • Dr. Andre Perry, The Data Center
  • Dana Peterson, RSD Deputy Superintendent of External Affairs
  • Dr. Meredith Richards, Southern Methodist University
  • Greg Richmond, NACSA President and CEO

We released a related report in September examining the charter authorization and renewal processes that often led to these closures and takeovers. Harris summarized that study’s key findings in a recent blog post at Education Week.

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