Release Event Announced for New Study on School Closures and Charter Takeovers

October 13, 2016

ERA-New Orleans will host a release event at the Tulane City Center (1725 Baronne St.) on Monday, October 17, to present our latest study, Extreme Measures: When and How School Closure and Charter Takeovers Benefit Students.

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans will host a release event at the Tulane City Center (1725 Baronne St.) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17, to present our latest study, Extreme Measures: When and How School Closure and Charter Takeovers Benefit Students. 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 include:

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

A livestream of the event will be available here.

ERA-New Orleans 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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