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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

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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.

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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 ...
N.O. City Council to push for funding of early childhood education
By Fritz Esker Contributing writer New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams is calling for a $750,000 budget allocation for early childhood education across the city. The long-term goal of emphasizing early childhood ...
Teachers report weaker bonds with students of color
(Special from NorthStar News Today) – Teachers say that they have weaker relationships with children of immigrants and teens of color, a new study has found.
Einstein board prepares to fight OPSB over its failure to bus students
By Marta Jewson The Lens Einstein Charter Schools is poised to fight the Orleans Parish School Board after being cited for not busing elementary students. Einstein started to bus some children four years ...
Police brutality now is part of the Chicago Public Schools’ curriculum
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Chicago Public Schools will begin teaching students about police brutality as part of a $5.5 million reparations package agreed to ...
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Med school in New Orleans East becomes mayoral topic
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Blacks remain underrepresented among U.S. doctors, even with affirmative action policies that address discrimination. Management consultant Troy Henry, a candidate for New Orleans mayor this fall, believes ...

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