Photo Essay: A New Orleans Charter School's Comeback After Katrina

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Posted: September 1, 2012
Focus Areas: Charter Operations
States: Louisiana

The reemergence after Hurricane Katrina of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans is the focus of Unintended Journey: How a New Orleans School Found Its Way Home After Hurricane Katrina, a photo essay by Jeanie Adams-Smith, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. The school -- which opened in 1995, now enrolls 780 students, and has been visited by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama -- celebrated its first high school graduating class in 2012.