New Orleans breaks ground on new school

June 11, 2008
The rebuilt Langston Hughes Elementary campus will be the city's first new school in 5 years

Government officials in New Orleans have broken ground on the first new school construction in five years in the city. Langston Hughes Elementary, which will be rebuilt at its Trafalgar Street location, is among five schools that are part of a $165 million "Quick Start" plan, financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new Hughes -- which will cost $26.5 million -- is slated to open for the 2009-10 school year.

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