We're providing school choice and enrollment support to families affected by the closure of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School. Navigator Rameisha Johnson, a Mahalia Jackson parent herself, explains how we hope to help.
Student growth isn’t everything. Just because a school has high growth doesn’t mean it’s always going to be a great school, or a great school for every family. It’s one piece of data. But I’m not sure how we could give good counsel to families about their school choices without it.
It's not terribly surprising that school spending went up after Hurricane Katrina and as New Orleans shifted to a charter school-based system. It’s how the spending increased that’s worth a closer look.