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Katrina, 10 Years Later: Education (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-28

Duration: 00:06:02

Subjects: Education | PUBLIC SCHOOLS


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Williams, Jessica Interviewee


This segment from the August 28, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Jessica Williams, a parent and reporter for the Times-Picayune. She discusses the overhaul of the public school system in New Orleans in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina, the complex admissions process, and her personal experience in navigating the system. This story is a part of the Southern Education Desk series.