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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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Orleans Parish School Board finding itself in the unusual role of a salesman

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

With more charters than ever eligible to return to the board, school officials looking for the best deal. (continued)

  • 11.21.2014
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A holiday ritual for many charter schools: Deciding whether to leave the RSD

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

Three dozen charter schools face the decision to leave the Recovery School District if they want. (continued)

  • 11.21.2014
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Mayor’s $537 million budget sails through City Council, wins approval

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

However, it doesn’t have money for a few high-dollar court judgments that the city must pay soon. (continued)

  • 11.20.2014
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