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Charters transform New Orleans schools, and teachers

Aug 12, 2015
Why the city's instructors are younger, whiter and less traditionally trained.

The story of New Orleans' recovery in one business

Aug 11, 2015
8 1/2 years after Katrina, Circle Food reopened. Get your green bell peppers here!

A public housing project reborn in New Orleans

Aug 10, 2015
Ambitious mixed-income development with an emphasis on education has its critics.
The former St. Bernard housing project, which was flooded during Hurricane Katrina, has been replaced by Columbia Parc at the Bayou District.
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How independent businesses kept New Orleans afloat

Aug 10, 2015
After Katrina, small retailers shook off the devastation and got back to work.

A small credit union brings Hope to New Orleans

Aug 5, 2015
Its investment in low-income communities helped the area rebuild after Katrina.
Bill Bynum, the CEO of Hope Credit Union, at his office in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Banking on a New Orleans recovery

Aug 4, 2015
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank — itself devastated — helped to rebuild.
Alden McDonald, (left) President and CEO of Liberty Bank, walks the perimeter of a branch under construction in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood, with his son Todd McDonald, a Vice President of Strategic Management at Liberty.
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