Orleans Parish School Bd. selects superintendent

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In a unanimous vote last week, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) selected Henderson Lewis, Jr. as the district’s

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Jarvis Christian College President Lester C. Newman is concerned that free community college could hurt private HBCUs.

HBCUs divided over free community college plan

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a

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La. budget woes could pit SUNO against Hollywood South
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2015, Louisiana faces a looming $1 billion deficit. With a budgetary situation this bad, fiscal reform advocates wonder if the window has finally opened to radically ...
Loyola University’s Law School alumni honor Dr. Francis
Dr. Norman C. Francis, J.D. ’55, H’82, the first African-American to graduate from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the longest sitting university president in the U.S., ...
Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. advocates for ‘place based’ affirmative action policies in education.  Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA
Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of unrelenting law suits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race ...
Fight over fate of John Mac continues
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer For lead attorney Shawon Bernard, the lawsuit filed on Jan. 9 alleging a violation of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law is one more battle in the ...
New Orleans East charter school vote to close doors at end of school year
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business will close at the end of the school year, Recovery School District (RSD) officials announced following the decision made ...
Program allows students to earn and learn
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer David Brown walked through the power plant at Tulane University, explaining the various functions of the noisy machines at the heart of the campus’ operations. Brown, ...
Report says TOPS scholarship inequitably distributed over past 10 years
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A recent report on Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program examined how the money has been distributed over the past 10 years, as well as the retention and ...
OPSB narrows superintendent search to two
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer After more than two and a half years without a permanent superintendent, the oft-divided Orleans Parish School Board members ap­pear to be very close to making ...

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