Ten years ago, New Orleans public schools were headed for academic rock bottom. And then Hurricane Katrina came, a disaster so devastating that it offered the rare opportunity to start over. Charter schools, empowered to take over, have raised test…
Ten years later, New Orleans provides revealing lessons on the role business and economics did and — and didn’t — play in the city’s now notably vigorous recovery.
NEW ORLEANS -- When I set off for New Orleans to help cover the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, I confess I expected to bear witness to remarkable rejuvenation.
Wendell Pierce is perhaps best known for his acting roles on “The Wire” and “Treme.” Lately, he’s taken on a different kind of role, as community rebuilder. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Pierce invested time, money and art into…
In New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, President Obama commemorated the 10th anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in American history. Praising the city's resilience, the president also acknowledged the failure of government to look out for its vulnerable residents. Judy…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better…
By Jackie Judd, Jason Kane
By PBS NewsHour
By Corinne Segal
Tyrone Turner, a National Geographic photographer who grew up in New Orleans, documented New Orleans' culture of celebration and the families that have helped it survive in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina.
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