The charter school movement in New Orleans | Jay Altman | TEDxNewOrleans





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Published on Jul 17, 2015

The charter school movement in New Orleans - how it all began and the progress & improvements impacting the K12 education landscape.

Jay Altman is chief executive officer of FirstLine Schools, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans.

Since 1990, Jay has partnered with like-minded parents and educators to provide quality educational opportunities for students in New Orleans open-admission public schools. He taught in the city for several years before co-founding New Orleans Charter Middle School. He was also a founder of James Lewis Extension School, New Orleans Outreach, New Orleans Summerbridge, and Leading Educators.

As director of education for London-based ARK schools from 2005 to 2008, Jay helped develop a British network of academies, charter-like schools in complex urban environments. He also was instrumental in establishing two training programs there – Future Leaders for aspiring principals of open-admission schools, and Teaching Leaders for mid-level school leadership.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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