Ted Buchanan


 Tulane Empowers

Medical student learns as he gives back
A second-year medical student, Mike Bosworth benefits from “adopt-a-student” program.
Walking club steps up for health
The Soul Steppers of the Ninth Ward find exercise is the key to longevity and better health. View the video.
Students celebrate ideas worth spreading
Presenters at TEDxTU are ready to inspire change with talks that are 18 minutes or less.
Welcoming Weatherhead Hall
Newest residence hall for “our best and brightest students” is a welcome addition and a symbol of resurgence for the university and city.
Health Clinic Gets Funding for HIV Care
Dr. MarkAlain Dery says placing HIV care within an “ordinary health clinic” is part of a trend to destigmatize HIV.
Kids Get Behind the Scenes Glimpse of Science
FIRST Lego League middle-school robotics teams discover world of biomedical engineering at Tulane.

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. 

doug harris
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

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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