Southern University at New Orleans held its commencement exercises on May 7. Pictured are its 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduates, from left, Lakaley Melissa Tillery, Jana Reininghaus, Jesse Drew Roger, Stephanie Buhl and top grad Samuel Okpechi.

Black students graduate with nearly $8,000 more in college debt than their white counterparts

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Dillard University to suspend nursing program
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer A full internal assessment of Dillard University’s generic baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs were announced on Tuesday (April 26). During the assessment period the university ...
Initial PARCC scores show promising results, but …
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A recent analysis of test scores shows African American students in New Orleans moving ahead of the rest of the state – and rising above comparable ...
Black scholars named deans at Brown and Princeton
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) - Two African-American scholars have been named deans at two of the nation’s eight Ivy League universities. Effective July ...
OPSB endorses return of schools by 2018
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Ten years later, the Recovery School District (RSD) remains firmly entrenched in New Orleans, and remains the governing authority of the vast majority of the city’s ...
A closer look at law enforcement inside our nation’s public schools
By James A. Gilmore Contributing Writer (Special from – Last month, the Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform (CRCPR) co-convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the ...
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 is now headed to federal court.
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 June 30. “I came to America from Nigeria ...
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 ...

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