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Loyola hosts forum on post-Katrina public education

Loyola press release - February 14, 2011

Local education leaders will examine the state of public education in New Orleans five years post-Katrina during a panel discussion at Loyola University New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium. "Five Years Later: A Forum on the State of Public Education," will address the current issues, progress and changes facing New Orleans’ public education system.

The free public event will feature a six-member panel of representatives from an array of educational institutions and organizations. The panelists will participate in a question and answer session, including audience questions, and the evening will conclude with a coffee and dessert reception.

Panelists include:

  • Brett A. Bonin, Orleans Parish School Board member
  • Kevin Guitterrez, deputy superintendent of the Recovery School District
  • Peter Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science at Loyola University
  • Laura L. Mogg, research analyst for Tulane University’s Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
  • Alexander Hancock, program coordinator for the Institute on Quality and Equity in Education
  • Carol Asher, president of the Board of Directors, ReNEW Charter Management Organization

"Five Years Later" is presented by the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement and the Loyola University Student Sociology Organization. For more information, contact Richard Tucker, lsce@loyno.edu or 504-717-9494.