U.S. education secretary to visit Carver High, focus on education reform

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 9:00 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans public education system has gone through some dramatic and important changes.

On Tuesday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit the city to talk about the progress of education reform.

He is also expected to tour Carver High School, which is part of the Recovery School District.

"What we're really trying to get across is the model that we created here to phase out one school while simultaneously bringing in a charter operator," said Isaac Pollock of Carver.

The students are honored to be a part of the visit, Pollock said.

"We're hoping he'll learn from us and take those lessons about the rest of the country. But, we also want to learn from him about continued investment. What we're doing in New Orleans is tremendously important to our community and to the future of this city," said Dana Peterson, deputy superintendent of external affairs with the RSD.

Duncan is set to visit Carver for an hour starting at 11 a.m.

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