Yesterday (Thursday) was our first full day in NOLA and we spent most of it on Tulane’s campus. We had a group of excellent presenters including one surprise, a former Tulane honors student! Chris Meyer, Special Advisor to the Superintendent Louisiana Department of Education, spoke to us about the development of charter schools in New Orleans. Not a topic without controversy, but very well presented and it is exciting to see so much energy being put into primary education in Louisiana.
Waiting for the streetcar to take us Uptown.
Karen Swensen of WWLTV and Scholar Alumna.
Bruce Raeburn, jazz historian and director of special collections at Tulane.
“The Bead Tree” on Tulane’s campus.
Dr. Spanier was able to join us by the afternoon. We boarded the Natchez steamboat for dinner and jazz.