School choice forum welcomes ‘candid’ dialogue

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer School experts took a break last Thursday from the white papers and flow charts that have come to define education

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Closing Education gap would boost economy

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same

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Black high school students’ dropout rate four times that of whites
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — Black students are four times as likely as their white peers to drop out of high school, according to data recently released by the U.S. ...
University offers scholarships to children of slain Emanuel AME parishioner
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — The recent massacre of nine congregants in an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., by a self-proclaimed white supremacist ...
St. Aug senior attends Future Science and Technology seminar
Adonis Billizon-Johnson, a senior at St. Augustine High School, joined students from across the country at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA last month.
Educating New Orleans youth who are at risk
A high—quality school can look like many different things, said Elizabeth Ostberg, principal at The Net charter high school. Over the past four years, The Net, along with the city’s two ...
Closing achievement gaps takes more than education reform
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Education reform alone isn’t enough to close achievement gaps between Blacks and Whites, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute ...
Dr. Ray Belton tapped to lead Southern
After interviewing two finalists recommended by the Southern University System (SUS) President/Chancellor Search Commit-tee, the SUS Board of Supervisors on June 12 named Dr. Ray L. Belton President and Chancellor ...
OPSB superintendent’s proposals under fire
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As new Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. briefed board members about his proposed reorganization of the school district’s central office last Thursday, supporters of ...
Local HBCU panel discusses ‘Leadership under fire 10 years after Katrina’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina catapulted leaders from three of New Orleans’ historically Black universities and colleges – Southern University at New Orleans, Dillard University, and Xavier ...

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