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 Tulane Empowers

Students help make birth safer
Tulane students collaborate with Birthing Project USA to reduce the number of mothers who die in childbirth and babies who die in the first year of life.
 
New Orleans Posse chapter opens with Tulane’s help
A $200,000 grant from the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation boosts program that provides a social network for New Orleans teens bound for college.
 
Water: The defining resource for the future
Developing strategies for managing waterways is the work of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy. View the video.
 
‘Teachers make good neighbors’
A 2011 business and political science graduate is using his nonprofit organization to rebuild homes for educators in New Orleans.
 
PitchNOLA finds winner in ‘The Well’
Plan for an integrative medical practice wins “elevator-pitch” competition for ventures to spur social change in New Orleans.
 
Finding a path to social justice
Aaron Schneider, the Glazer Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, wants to use his endowed professorship to view social innovation through a social justice lens. View the video.

How to reform public education?

Economics in education is of growing importance because of market-based reforms taking place across the country in urban public school systems such as those in New Orleans. 

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Douglas Harris, who holds the first endowed chair in public education at Tulane, is leading a discussion of hot topics in public education reform. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


January 8, 2013

Michael Joe
mjoe@tulane.edu

Although his research helps inform national debate over public education policy, Douglas Harris gets a familiar reaction when he tells people he is an education economist. “They sort of look at you funny,” says Harris, an associate professor of economics at Tulane University. More...

 

 

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