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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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