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Four charter high schools are now eligible to return to OPSB

By Marta Jewson The Lens (Special from thelens-nola.org) – Based on recently released state scores, four Recovery School District high schools are eligible to return

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RSD scraps plans to move Cohen to Booker T. Washington site

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer It was once called an “ulcer” in the middle of New Orleans. Until the 1930s, the Silver City Dump operated

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Number of Black teachers rapidly declines as minority student population increases
By Robert Bess Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Westside Gazette) – The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the ...
Local HBCUs work around budget cuts
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer If you’re an institution of higher education with less than 2,800 students, $4.5 million makes a big difference when it comes to programming and faculty levels. If ...
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Two schools, one legacy, celebrate 100 years of history
By Allana Barefield Contributing Writer The walls of St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School on Magazine Street have seen it all. If they could speak, the school’s walls would tell stories of empowerment, ...
Education disparities in N.O. start with brick and mortar say activists
By Kendall Lawson Staff Writer As the charter bus circled the city of New Orleans, education activists pointed at abandoned and deteriorated schools with the hope that the education reform bus tour ...
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Dr. Sybil Mobley, founder of FAMU’s business school, dies
(NNPA) – Dr. Sybil Mobley, the founder of Florida A&M University’s renowned business school, passed away in Tallahassee early Tuesday morning.
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Vice President Biden tries to calm HBCU leaders’ fears
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a speech at the 2015 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference here last week, Vice President Joe Biden praised ...
Alumni of Xavier Prep kick off Centennial celebration
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Symbolic of the recent journey of the alumni of Xavier Prep and its efforts to continue their century-old legacy, the gray skies suddenly cleared and the sun ...
HistoryMakers bring Black role models to schools
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On September 25, more than 400 Black role models visited students at schools in 67 cities across 32 states as part of The ...

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