White House names Dillard student an ‘All-Star’

By Lianna Patch Contributing Writer Aspiring political servant Nicole Tinson hopes to enact social change. Nicole Tinson, a senior political science student at Dillard University,

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Will new teaching standards lift achievement levels for minorities?

By George White Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Louisiana and 44 other states this year are beginning to implement the new Common Core States Standards for

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Dillard to host summit on Black males in higher education
On Monday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Dillard University will host a half-day summit to develop creative ways to improve Black male success in higher education. The ...
STEM education gap threatens American economic success
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available ...
Applicants now being accepted to attend the Honoré Center
Applications for young men who are high school seniors are now being accepted for admission into the Honoré Center for Under­graduate Student Achieve­ment, a pilot project of Southern Univ­ersity created ...
Common Core: ‘We’re building the plane while we’re flying it’
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Five-year-old Ryan had been up to the task of his kindergarten homework – copy each word five times and use each ...
Despite John McDonogh’s pending closure, calls for accountability continue
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer John McDonogh High School will be closing at the end of the school year, with renovations scheduled to begin this summer. According to the Recovery School ...
White House wants to expand education opportunity
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when ...
State flags standardized test problems at 17 N.O. schools in 2012-13
By Jessica Williams The Lens State officials cited at least 17 New Orleans schools for testing irregularities in the 2012-13 sch­ool year, according to a new report by the Louisiana Depart­ment of ...
Charter networks tread upon ‘Parent Choice’
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer A central premise for pro-charter reformers is that by turning schools into businesses, the free market rules and thus parents have ultimate choice as consumers.

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