The many challenges of charter schools in N.O. exposed at hearing

By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana

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Xavier University researchers develop new treatment to combat cancer

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Xavier University of Louisiana has released a new study showing that a recently developed “super cocktail” can have significant impacts

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Coghill teachers are the latest to unionize at a N.O. charter school
By Marta Jewson The Lens Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School have formed a union and are asking the charter school’s board to negotiate a contract on behalf of its teachers ...
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 take a job as Chief Executive Officer ...
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 take more active leadership roles. U.S. Rep. ...
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.
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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