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Supt. Patrick Dobard, Recovery School District (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-04-30

Duration: 00:27:19

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Dobard, Patrick | Louisiana Recovery School District | Education | Poverty | Graduation rates | Charter schools


  • Dobard, Patrick Speaker


A speech by Patrick Dobard before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 30, 2012. Dobard is the Superintendent of the Recovery School District (RSD). He discusses: poverty being a common thread across geographically diverse areas of Louisiana; the successes of the RSD in New Orleans, including an increase in student performance and the high school graduation rate and a decrease in the dropout rate; how the successes in New Orleans can be applied throughout the state; and the changes to come in Baton Rouge, including the creation of a Baton Rouge Achievement Zone, which will focus on turning around failing schools by empowering school leaders, engaging in partnerships to create strategic reform, and converting some schools to charter schools.