The State of Public Education in New Orleans: School Facilities
The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University
December 2010


Abstract:
The Cowen Institute at Tulane University is pleased to release its latest publication, The State of Public Education in New Orleans: School Facilities. This report is part of our State of Public Education in New Orleans series, which aims to provide journalists, policymakers, community leaders, and the public with information, context, and thoughtful analyses about specific topics related to K-12 education in New Orleans.

In this publication, the Cowen Institute provides details and highlights issues related to the School Facilities Master Plan for Orleans Parish, a $2 billion blueprint to build and renovate schools across the city. In addition, we consider the road ahead, including potential speed bumps, with school building assignments, funding for facility maintenance, and cost estimate adjustments. Finally, we present our recommendations for policies and practices to ensure that every child in New Orleans attends school in a state-of-the-art facility.

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