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Editor’s note: Firstline renames Dibert School with move to new Wheatley campus

John Dibert Community School moved into a new facility at the Phillis Wheatley campus in the fall of 2014. The charter school has been continuously overseen by charter management organization Firstline Schools, Inc. When it moved to its new location, Firstline renamed the school Phillis Wheatley Community School. For prior stories about Wheatley/Dibert please see the John Dibert page.

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About 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.