School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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Up until Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, McDonogh 35 had required entering ninth graders to have a high level of academic preparation. Lewis said streamlining his central office staff allowed more money to flow to classrooms and schools.

Held back, but not helped

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As a freshman, she constantly got into fights, and spent long hours in a disciplinary classroom. Most students lost months or even years of school time after Katrina hit in 2005. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Ocon, who had been at the school since 2005, became convinced that the source of the dismal performance numbers was not the kids but a hidebound curriculum that was simply not working to their benefit. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standards

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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Consequently, mainland colleges must open their doors as they did for New Orleans co-eds who could not return to their campuses in the immediate aftermath of Katrina in 2005; there is a blueprint. This is a classroom in which the most important lessons are learned through doing.

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

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His mother, Tyra Hales, signed him up for a youth team at a park near their home in Gentilly, a predominantly black neighborhood that was inundated by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters for weeks in 2005. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access School choice