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The Urban Education Future?

Lessons from New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina -- Videos are now available on our conference page.

This is a past event June 18–20, 2015

Conference Overview

This conference provided the first balanced and comprehensive look at the New Orleans education experience and its effects. It included 75+ local and national speakers and participants. Videos of each of the sessions are now available. See schedule for videos.

Local participants included architects of the reforms, educators, administrators and non-profit leaders involved in the city’s schools. National participants included representatives of major interest and advocacy groups, philanthropists, scholars, commentators, journalists, and leaders in cities pursuing similar reform models. Most importantly, the invitation and speakers list included a mix of both supporters and opponents of the reforms.

The schedule of events covered a wide range of topics, including: teachers and instructional quality, charter schools and CMOs, school choice, charter authorization and closure, finances, and test-based accountability. All of these topics were discussed with a focus on equity and student outcomes.

Date & Time
June 18–20, 2015
The Sheraton Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans LA 70130 Map and directions

Conference Partners

This conference is presented with the support of our generous partner organizations.


Partners at Tulane University

Community Partners

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