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New report details successes and challenges of N.O. schools

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A new report published last week by Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives details the successes and challenges of

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Architect and design camp recently held for minority students

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer This past July, the Louisiana affiliate of the National Organization of Minority Architects completed their third annual Architecture and Design

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Louis Prima honored with room at new Jazz Education Center
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer At a July 31st press conference, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation announced that it would name a room at their new state-of-the-art education and community ...
Addressing pre-school suspensions
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer It’s absurd that anyone is even talking about preschool suspensions, said Jolon McNeil, Schools First Project Manager at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights.
John Mac’s fate still up in limbo as BESE questions its own authority
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer At Wednesday’s meeting in New Orleans, the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) members failed to vote on the return of John McDonogh High School ...
OPSB wants to take over John McDonogh
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If the community wants John Mac back and the Orleans Parish School Board wants John Mac back—it begs the question of the Recovery School District: Why ...
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch brothers’ gift
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a follow up article to the story first reported in The Louisiana Weekly’s July 7 – 13, 2014 issue. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee ...
In desegregation case, judge blasts school officials and Justice Dept.
By Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case, rejecting the board’s claims that it ...
Jindal battles with Obama’s Ed Secretary over Common Core
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer La.’s BESE to hire counsel to sue Gov. over Ed standards President Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ripped into Governor Piyush Jindal last week for Jindal’s veto ...
Scholarship recipient, Joseph Parker is flanked by the Rev. Johnny McKinnies and Joseph L. Williams, who presented Parker with his scholarship.
Joseph Parker is the recipient of Felix ‘Zoo’ James scholarship
Mr. Joseph Edwin Parker, a 2014 graduate of L. B. Landry/O. P. Walker High School, was recently named the first recipient of the Coach Felix “Zoo” James “Giving Something ...

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