New Orleanians of the Year 2011: Scott Cowen & Leslie Jacobs 

Dave Thier and Allison Good profile Scott Cowen & Leslie Jacobs, Gambit's New Orleanians of the Year

In the long slog toward reversing decades of decline in local public schools, 2011 ranks as a breakout year. Student test scores climbed higher than ever. More schools got off the "failing" list. And voters wholeheartedly backed a statewide effort to elect…

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