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MBA education competition focuses on rebuilding New Orleans schools

12 February 2008

ATTENTION: Business and education reporters and editors

Contact: Ute Frey, Haas School of Business
(510) 642-0342 frey@haas.berkeley.edu

MBA students from around the country will develop solutions for rebuilding the post-Katrina New Orleans public school system during a two-day Educational Leadership Case Competition at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

The competition will feature 13 teams from prestigious MBA programs at schools including Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Duke's Fuqua School of Business, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The competition is being organized by MBA students in the Haas School's Education Leadership Club.

Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15

The opening ceremonies and a Q&A will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Final presentations will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.

Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. A campus map is online at: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html.

The nine competition judges include four education leaders from New Orleans:

  • Lisa Daggs, who is responsible for new school development for New Schools for New Orleans
  • Lourdes Moran, a member of the Orleans Parish School Board in New Orleans
  • Rayne Martin, deputy chief of operations for the Recovery School District in New Orleans
  • Shannon Jones, founding director of the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives in New Orleans

Reporters can attend the opening ceremonies, which will feature a Q&A with education leaders from New Orleans, and the final team presentations. For more information, visit: http://www.edcase.org. Contact Ute Frey at the Haas School at (510) 642-0342 or at frey@haas.berkeley.edu.