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RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: ASSIGNMENT EDUCATION premiered on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
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RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: ASSIGNMENT EDUCATION repeats Sunday, July 1 at noon and 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 7 at 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 p.m.

"We have huge changes that need to be made and I think the Orleans Parish School Board, working with the state, working with the charter schools will make those things happen.“ — John White, Louisiana Superintendent of Education

The program examines what makes a quality public education as the Orleans Parish School Board prepares for unification: the return of schools seized by the state’s Recovery School District since 2004. RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: ASSIGNMENT EDUCATION explores the call to vastly expand access to early childhood education to prepare children for success in kindergarten. The report also focuses on career readiness initiatives such as YouthForce NOLA and the New Orleans Career and Technical Center. Parents of students in public schools discuss what they think is working in education today and what still needs to be addressed.

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White, Recovery School District C.E.O. Kunjan Narechania, Orleans Parish School Superintendent Henderson Lewis, and other education leaders, advocates, parents and students talk about the great strides in learning since Katrina and the long way to go to achieve excellence and equity in education for all.

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WYES examines what makes a quality public education as the Orleans Parish School Board prepares for unification.


Community Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh narrates the hour-long special in which she teamed with veteran broadcast colleague Paula Pendarvis to produce and write.

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This program is made possible by Baptist Community Ministries.
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RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: ASSIGNMENT EDUCATION

The program examines what makes a quality public education as the Orleans Parish School Board achieves unification: the return of schools seized by the state’s Recovery School District since 2004.

Premiered Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. on WYES.

Community Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh narrates the hour-long special in which she teamed with veteran broadcast colleague Paula

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ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY IN NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (An Urban League Report on Equity in Unification)

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