Sarah Carr

Common Core Math Standards Add Up To Big Money for Education Companies

The politically controversial standards curriculum standards known as the Common Core have been in the headlines for months, in Louisiana and across the country. But for most teachers and educators the standards have been quietly transforming classroom instruction for years. And for textbook publishers and other vendors, the new standards add up to new business…. Read more »

In New Orleans, a Case Study in How School, Health Care Decentralization Affect Neediest Children

NEW ORLEANS —One New Orleans 15-year-old with explosive disorder felt abandoned after the only therapist she trusted left town. A 14-year-old diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, who became suicidal and threatened others, had to travel 300 miles to get admitted to a hospital. A 6-year-old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder was told he couldn’t come… Read more »

What Will New Orleans’ Move to an All-Charter School District Mean for the City’s Schoolchildren?

This fall, New Orleans’ state-run Recovery School District will become the nation’s first big-city school system comprised entirely of charter schools. (A few non-charter schools will continue to operate outside of the jurisdiction of the Recovery School District.) Hechinger Report contributing editor Sarah Carr spoke with NPR’s Rachel Martin on Sunday about what the transition… Read more »