New charter schools face daunting task of attracting enough students to stay afloat

By Marta Jewson The Lens The head of one of New Orleans’ newest charter schools spent the last year taking care of nearly everything needed

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SUNO to receive $82.4 million in grants

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) announced that Southern Univer­sity of New Orleans (SUNO) will receive $82.4 million in disaster recovery grants

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Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, (TMCF), worries about Black parents getting wrong message Photo by Freddie Allen/ NNPA News Service
Even though Blacks borrow more for college, enrollment declines
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on ...
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 analysis in New Orleans and opted to ...
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 education level as white men, according to ...
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 ...

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