Orleans Parish School Board okays unified funding formula

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Following a highly anticipated vote clarifying who has authority to disperse public school dollars, a battle over unified school funding

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Southern University at New Orleans’ chancellor resigns

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On March 15, Dr. Victor Ukpolo announced his resignation as the chancellor of Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO), effective

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State school board drops hot potato of school funding in local board’s lap
By Marta Jewson The Lens A last-minute switch drastically altered the charge of the state’s highest school board in developing a controversial funding formula aimed at Orleans Parish students. They didn’t have to. That ...
Xavier inaugurates C. Reynold Verret as sixth president
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer Despite a mid-week storm threatening to derail the pomp and circumstance, Xavier University was determined to officially inaugurate its sixth president Dr. C. Reynold Verret following a ...
Support higher ed or else, protesters tell legislators
Thousands of college students, educators and administrators from across the state gathered Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol to demonstrate their support of higher education and to show ...
First school taken by RSD set to return to local school board oversight
By Marta Jewson The Lens The first school seized by the Louisiana Recovery School District is poised to return to local control. Taken over in 2004, Pierre A. Capdau Charter School’s ...
SUNO students to intern at coroner’s office
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer At the start of the 2016 spring semester, Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is offering students in their forensic science program the opportunity to intern at ...
Darnel Williams, one of 30 students who are members of the first cohort of the Apple HBCU Scholars Program, poses with Denise Young-Smith, vice president for worldwide human resources at Apple and a graduate of Grambling State University, who announced the winners at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. last month.
Grambling student selected for Apple’s HBCU scholarship initiative
Multinational computer and technology company Apple, Inc. has announced the names of the 30 students selected to receive one-year college scholarships as part of a new initiative to invest in ...
Members of the Dillard University student and mentor delegation traveling to COP21 in Paris are, from left to right: Dr. Ebony Turner, Alexis Walker (senior, public health), Mary I. Williams, Dr. Beverly Wright, Faith Flugence (sophomore, political science), Tiara Gray (sophomore, biology), and Celeste Cooper.
Dillard among HBCUs attending environmental justice confab
By Darcie Ortique Contributing Writer While the world is still trying to make sense of the Nov. 13 ISIL attacks in Paris, France, two educators at Historically Black Universities are still determined ...
School site honored as historic landmark
By Ashlee Hill Contributing Writer It was a Saturday on the grounds of Valena C. Jones Elementary School at 1901 North Galvez St. and a group of its alumni ...

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