Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in journalism and social welfare and a concentration in educational policy studies.

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Recovery School District, charters embarking on a unique year in spotlight

A student walks off the bus at John Dibert Community School, one of the many charter schools in New Orleans under the auspices of the Recovery School District.

As of this academic year, the RSD is out of the business of directly running schools. All the schools under its auspices are now charters, and the national education world's attention is on how this first-of-its-kind arrangement will work. The Lens is teaming up with The Hechinger Report to report on the intricacies of something that's called a district but is made up of myriad independent schools.