Learning Curve: A Guide to Navigating School Funding in New Orleans’ Unified District presents a comprehensive explanation of K-12 public education funding in New Orleans less than two years since the unification of the city’s school system under the control of the Orleans Parish School Board and its district, NOLA Public Schools. 
Learning Curve finds that, as New Orleans’ school system has evolved since Hurricane Katrina, legislators, education officials and other stakeholders have improved funding policies to address the needs of autonomous schools and ensure appropriate funding for centralized system management. However, BGR’s report also finds a number of opportunities to make New Orleans education funding more transparent, stable and consistent, and better aligned to the needs of schools, their students and the system as a whole.