Class Dismissed: OneApp

Part three in a series on school closures in New Orleans. The centralized school enrollment lottery takes months to conduct and offers special priority to students in closing schools. Two parents whose kids attend closing schools tell us how they’re playing the odds for next year.

Behind The Lens episode 26: ‘I didn’t want this fight’

Tom Wright goes to a rally for the “March Against Death Alley.” Michael Isaac Stein talks to Councilwoman Helena Moreno about how to change Entergy regulation in New Orleans. And we interview Berr Voss-Potts, the 13-year-old whose off-the-shelf lead test prompted the school district to install filters this week at Plessy Community School.

Class Dismissed: How and when New Orleans schools close

The Orleans Parish school district is closing five schools this spring. In the first part in a series on school closures, The Lens talks to experts, advocates and parents about how a decision to close a school is made, and how it should be made.