Earlier this year, the Cowen Institute at Tulane University released The State of Public Education in New Orleans 2016–17. The report is the Institute’s annual analysis of the city’s unique and ever-evolving public education system. This year’s report finds that school performance scores continues to increase, while areas for improvement and progress remain. The report also assesses the impact that RSD-OPSB school unification will likely have on students and families.
The State of Public Education in New Orleans includes comparisons of student performance in New Orleans to students nationwide, as well as discussion of how schools are financed. It also features an interview with Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White regarding school unification.