Education s Principal in the classroom: Can New Orleans school make it work?

When Krystal Hardy took the helm at a struggling charter school, she aimed to follow a new model for a principal – one who has an intense focus on helping teachers improve. Halfway through the school year, she assesses how it's worked.

Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff

This story is the second in a year-long series following Krystal Hardy, a first-year principal trying to bring order and improve test scores at a struggling New Orleans charter school. The project is a partnership between The Christian Science Monitor and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet that covers inequality and innovation in education and is affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.

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