Five New Orleans Recovery District schools were awarded "Quick Start" status today, which means that construction for entirely new schools will begin before the end of the year resulting in 5 brand new state of the art schools by the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year.
Langston Hughes Academy, the first turnaround school our client Nola 180 has opened, is one of the five schools to receive the status. If you don't know the story of John Alford and Nola 180 yet, I highly recommend you read this profile at Echoing Green.
This is the new face of New Orleans; young, energetic, and service & purpose driven. We're lucky to have folks like John working to make our city a better place.