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Recovery School District superintendent resigns

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Patrick Dobard, superintendent of the Recovery School District (RSD) for the past five years, is leaving his post to

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Congressmen encourage Xavier students to stay the course

By Kevin Foster Contributor Writer Two of the leading African-American elected officials in Congress led Xavier University’s Black History Month convocation and urged students to

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HBCU White House meetings receive mixed reviews among attendees
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused ...
Study: New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching
By Marta Jewson The Lens A report released earlier this year finds that New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching than they would have if they had not ...
New grant to support Dillard University retention, graduation initiatives
By Kevin Foster Contributing Writer Dillard University was awarded $666,600 to advance and develop student support initiatives, thanks to a grant by The Lumina Foundation, a private educational foundation in Indianapolis, Ind. ...
Trump signs Executive Order on HBCUs
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28.
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First Black woman elected president of Harvard Law Review
(Special from News One) — In 1990, Barack Obama became The Harvard Law Review’s first Black President, a major historical achievement (but obviously not his last or most significant).
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Archdiocese of New Orleans names first Black school superintendent
Last week, the Archdiocese of New Orleans selected its first Black superintendent to oversee Catholic schools in the New Orleans region. Dr. RaeNell Billiot Houston, who has served as an ...
Xavier student places first in national pitch for corporate marketing solutions
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Finding the winning pitch, Ayanna Robertson conceived an idea to unite people through music. In 2016, Ketchum, one of the largest public relations and marketing firms ...
A ‘no excuses’ New Orleans Charter School has a change of heart
By Mallory Falk and Eve Troeh WWNO 89.9 Editor’s note: This article is part I of WWNO’s story series focusing on trauma amongst school-aged children called, “Kids, Trauma and New Orleans Schools.” ...

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