New Orleans Before and After Katrina

From New Orleans, Warnings for Texas About School Privatization, AlterNet

New Orleans Charter Schools are Punishing Students for Being Poor, AlterNet

10 Years After Katrina: An Illustrated Unhappy Ending, Jezebel

New Orleans Switch to Charter Schools After Katrina: A ‘Takeover’ or a Success?, The Guardian

“Reform” makes broken New Orleans schools worse: Race, charters, testing and the real story of education after Katrina,

This Will Be the True Test of Success in NOLA, Education Post Podcast

Live from New Orleans with special guest and parent Ed activist, Ashana Bigard, Podcast: citizen Stewart

Big Easy, Little Choice, Seattle Education Blog Post

New Orleans Schools Continue to Fail Their Students, The Virginian Pilot & The Progressive Media Project

Post-Katrina Ed Reform Adds to Trauma, National Journal

Ashana Bigard: 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans is failing its kids, The Dallas Morning News

Ashana Bigard: 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans is failing its kids, The Gulf Today

Ten Years after Katrina: ‘Recovery,’ ‘Resilience’ & REALITY, Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable

What Happens When You Lose Your People: Hurricane Katrina Revisisted 10 Years Later, Identities.Mic

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise: Season 1, Episode 2, Imbd

Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Getty Images

Ashana Bigard in front of Sophie B. Wright Charter School, The Lens NOLA (flicker)


Our Vision of School Safety Must Include Mental Health, The Progressive

In New Orleans, Safe Schools Are Not an Option, The Progressive

School Discipline, Captured on Video, The Progressive

Don’t Believe Reports that New Orleans is Regaining Control of its Schools, The Progressive

Why Our New Orleans Community Had to Stage Its Own Graduation Ceremony, The Progressive

Hurricane Lessons: A New Orleans School Activist’s Message to New Survivors, The Progressive

Confederate Statues are Down in New Orleans, but  Structural Racism Still Stands Tall in Our Schools, The Progressive

Would Today’s Schools Put Dennis the Menace Behind Bars?, The Progressive

From New Orleans: Washing Machine-Style Education Reform, The Progressive 

Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Is Failing Its Kids, The Progressive

National Charter School Hoopla, The Progressive

Ashana Bigard: New Orleans is a Failing District, Diane Ravitch’s Blog

*I Went to the National Charter Conference & All I Got Was This Lousy Responsibility Bracelet*, Edushyster

In Reforming New Orleans, Have Some Charter Schools Left Some Students Out?, PBS Newshour

Here’s What I Want to See in the #Next10: Schools That Live in the Reality of the Children We Hope to Educate, The Second Line Education Blog

Culture and Community

Defending Will Smith Sends the Wrong Message to Children, The Progressive