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Era-New Orleans to release second paper in Urban Education series

March 23, 2015

"How Do School Leaders Respond to Competition? Evidence From New Orleans" is the second paper released by Era-New Orleans, and written by Huriya Jabbar, assistant professor at UT-Austin and research associate at Era-New Orleans.

This paper, How Do School Lead­ers Respond to Com­pe­ti­tion? Evi­dence From New Orleans” will exam­ine how school lead­ers respond to com­pe­ti­tion from oth­er schools, and how prin­ci­pals change what they offer in order to retain and attract new students. 

New Orleans’ school sys­tem, forced by Hur­ri­cane Kat­ri­na to rein­vent itself a decade ago, was restruc­tured most­ly with inde­pen­dent­ly oper­at­ed char­ter schools — a dras­tic shift that chal­lenged all schools to improve in order to com­pete for stu­dents. Now, this report, which will be made pub­lic March 26, adds new infor­ma­tion for pol­i­cy dis­cus­sions about com­pe­ti­tion gen­er­at­ed by school choice — how school lead­ers in New Orleans per­ceive com­pe­ti­tion, what strate­gies they imple­ment to attract and retain stu­dents, and how these per­cep­tions and strate­gies have mold­ed the market. 

Please join in the con­ver­sa­tion on Twit­ter by fol­low­ing us @Era_NOLA, and using the hash­tag #UrbanEd­Fu­ture

This event will also be livestreamed on our website.