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OPSB, RSD unification calls for reapplication for teachers

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Roughly a dozen years after the Orleans Parish School Board and the state Department of Education fired thousands of teachers

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ESSA demands full transparency on K-12 educational funding

By Lauren Poteat Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Public school systems throughout the nation will now be required to be a lot more transparent when

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Three groups apply to run McDonogh 35 Senior High School
By Marta Jewson The Lens Three groups have expressed interest in the Orleans Parish school district’s two-pronged plan to phase out McDonogh 35 Senior High School as it opens up a new ...
Dillard’s much heralded Nursing Program is back
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Emerging from a period of intensive self-assessment and review, Dillard University School of Nursing announced recently that it was restarting its pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs, reinvigorating a ...
XULA ranked No. 1 among southern schools
Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) is still first among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of African- American graduates who go on to complete medical school, according to ...
Einstein Charter Schools reprimanded for enrolling students outside OneApp
By Marta Jewson The Lens Einstein Charter Schools circumvented the city’s centralized enrollment system this fall by signing up students on its own, which the Orleans Parish School Board says violates its ...
State ratings for New Orleans schools are on a three-year slide
By Marta Jewson The Lens State rankings for most New Orleans schools are on a three-year slide, with 65 percent dropping from 2014 to 2017.
Achievement gap in public schools sets Black students back
By Langston Bowles-Fulmore Contributing Writer Young people are the future of the country, and African-American students are not being presented the same opportunities to become leaders when looking at current education policy. ...
Educating Black students in the New Jim Crow Era
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains ...
With vote to close Mahalia Jackson, school board continues to whittle away at traditional schools
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board voted to shutter Mahalia Jackson Elementary School at the end of the school year, which will leave just three traditional schools under ...

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