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    Mystery On The Bayou

    Results from the latest round of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – also known as “The Nation’s Report Card” – were released on Tuesday. Nationally, performance on the bi-annual assessment of fourth and eighth grade students remained more-or-less unchanged from the previous administration of NAEP in 2015, although the average score on the […] More

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    March For Our Lives In New Orleans

    I was one of thousands who participated in the March For Our Lives protest in New Orleans this weekend. I got to tag along with two dozen eighth graders from Paul Habans Charter School who participated in the march as it wound its way across the city from the Faubourg Marigny, through the French Quarter, […] More

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    Over at PE+CO: The Red River Ripoff

    I have a new post up over on PE+CO exposing how Red River United (RRU), the American Federation of Teachers-affiliated union representing educators in Caddo, Bossier, and Red River Parishes in Northwest Louisiana, is using bureaucratic obstacles to prevent members from leaving the organization. The union is refusing to stop the automatic deductions of monthly […] More

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    Once Again, The Reforms in New Orleans Worked

    The Education Research Alliance (ERA) at Tulane University has a new web feature on their site summarizing their eight main conclusions about the impact of the school reforms in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The Alliance, which was launched by Tulane economics professor Doug Harris in 2013, has published a total of 19 policy briefs and 23 technical […] More