High School Journal

The High School Journal is a professional journal covering education, teaching, learning and administration in the secondary school. Founded in 1918, The High School Journal is published bimonthly from October to May by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, N.C. Madeline Grumet is the editor.

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 2, December

After the Flood: The Impact of Katrina on Education in New Orleans
This issue of The High School Journal, "After the Flood: The Impact of Katrina on Education in New Orleans," marks a departure from previous issues. As a first step in our new direction, we have decided to devote this issue to trying to make sense...
Dismantling a Community Timeline
Spring 2005 The New Orleans Public Schools is a struggling district of 63,000 students. The district's student population has been decreasing over the past decade. Most of the city's white families have retreated to neighboring parishes or put their...
Education in New Orleans: Some Background
Not much about New Orleans, or Louisiana as a whole, is ordinary. People down here take a particular pride in being distinctly different from everywhere else. This difference is evident not only in the culture, music and food but in the intricacies...
Excerpt From: 'National Model' or Flawed Approach? A Report by the United Teachers of New Orleans, Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, November, 2006
Recently, as the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina arrived, the media shined its spotlight on New Orleans' rebuilding and recovery efforts. Yet relatively little of this coverage focused on the city's public schools. Moreover, the limited coverage...
Introduction to the Narratives New Orleans Speaking to Us
We can productively read the following narratives from students and teachers in New Orleans schools in multiple ways--as diaries of intense personal experience; cries for understanding; examples of dedication, resilience and persistence; as calls of...
Narratives from Students at the Center
Preface Adriane Frazier has been a part of Students at the Center since her sophomore year at McDonough 35 High School in New Orleans. She graduated from Howard University in 2005 and now works with Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies on partnerships...
Rebuilding Inequity the Re-Emergence of the School-to-Prison Pipeline in New Orleans
After a state take-over of most local schools, the fate of public education in New Orleans has been clouded by uncertainty. However, many problems are already clear. The community has expressed outrage on numerous occasions about the management, conditions,...
Save the Last Chance for Me: Quality Education in High Schools for the Young People Who Need It the Most
This article addresses the over-reliance on numerical data primarily in the form of test scores and argues that they are inadequate as sole sources of information about high schools. While the numbers may help to identify standards of excellence, they...
The Plight of the Education Systems-Post Hurricane Katrina: An Interview with Dr. Brenda Mitchell and Dr. Linda Stelly
Dr. Brenda Mitchell is president of the United Teachers of New Orleans. She was raised in the city of New Orleans and has called New Orleans her home for over fifty years. She is a graduate of the New Orleans public schools. Dr. Mitchell received her...
What's Next for New Orleans?
The author, who lived and worked as a charter school consultant in post-Katrina New Orleans for 6 months, describes the evolution of charter schools as the predominant means of education and the challenges that chartering faces as a reform, raising...