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NPR Presents: Michel Martin
Chartered Waters
Stories of change in the NOLA school system, ten years after the flood.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00PM

George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
1205 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116


NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.

In collaboration with WWNO, Martin brings together a dynamic group of education experts at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center for live, on-stage conversations around the city’s unique charter school system.

Martin will lead two panel discussions in New Orleans. The first features education journalist and author of Hope Against Hope Sarah Carr; Douglas Harris, Director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans; and Aesha Rasheed, founder of the New Orleans Parents’ Guide.

Widening the dialogue’s range of perspectives, the second panel includes Homer Plessy Community School principal Joan Reilly; Jonathan Johnson, a national finalist for the 2014 Fishman Prize and the founder of Rooted School; parent advocate Karran Harper Royal; and superintendent of the Recovery School District Patrick Dobard. Students from the Rethink program, a youth leadership organization that aims to build organizing and leadership skills through participatory education and research, will also participate.

Join the conversation, @NPRMichel and #NPRpresents

Tickets can be purchased here (seating is limited).