Cowen Institute’s Research Featured in Advocate Article on New Orleans Education

An August Advocate article on charter schools in New Orleans featured the Cowen Institute’s research. It noted: “Vincent Rossmeier, the Cowen Institute’s policy director, says that’s likely because student achievement on state tests in New Orleans has remained stagnant in the face of tougher tests and raised standards.

That, in turn, means few children still have access to schools that get top grades. Last year, only 14% of the city’s students attended a school with an A grade. Another 16% went to a B school.

‘The schools are improving, but there is still a perception that they’re not at a level we want them to be,” Rossmeier said. “We don’t have an A school in every neighborhood, and until we do we can’t say we’re the system that we want to be.’”

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