New Orleans education expert Andre Perry keynotes the ninth Rising Tide conference Saturday (Sept. 13). A frequent commenter for the Hechinger Report and other news outlets, Perry ran New Orleans' first charter school network before shifting into academia.This was on the front page of NOLA.com about an hour ago. If you go post a bunch of comments they might bump it back up. Try signing in as "campstblue"
Locals have eyed him as a potential Orleans Parish superintendent. Perry has chosen, however, instead to found a school of urban education at Davenport University in Michigan.
Perry focuses on the social purposes of education, saying the point is a stronger community, not just higher test scores. His speech Saturday will call on New Orleans private and parochial school parents to come together and create a "unified school district," according to the Rising Tide website.
The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. at Xavier University. Perry's speech is at 2 p.m.
Friday, September 12, 2014
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