More charter schools now eligible to join OPSB, but will they?

By Jessica Williams The Lens One of the key obstacles to convincing Recovery School District charter schools to switch to the Orleans Parish School Board

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Implementation of i3 education grants being questioned

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Despite being the recipient of an $800,000 federal grant, John McDonogh Senior High School is having serious money problems.

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Maryland HBCU case has implications for America
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — A federal judge’s ruling that Maryland violated the constitutional rights of the students at its historically Black college and universities by perpetuating segregation will have ...
Filmmaker and Xavier Prep grad gives back by way of her craft
Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Though a semester is well underway for students at the newly formed St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory, the movement to secure the legacy of the renowned uptown institution continues ...
Teachers’ union files lawsuit against Jefferson Parish School Bd
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On October 15, 2013, the Jefferson Federation of Teachers, bolstered by 12 other teachers, filed a joint lawsuit in the 24th Judicial District Court against the ...
Court Ruling: Maryland violated HBCU students’ rights
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers) — In a historic, 60-page decision October 7, a federal court judge ruled that Maryland ...
Forty-two young adults recently pledged to work with area students who are struggling academically | Photo courtesy of City Year
City Year volunteers commit to local students
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Over the next 10 months, a fresh cohort of City Year New Orleans / AmeriCorps members will continue their ongoing work within select local schools by providing ...
New funding initiative will increase funding for after-school programs
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Distinguished athletes Edwin Moses and Marcus Allen announced increased support for after-school sports programs throughout the Greater New Orleans Area as part of a partnership between the ...
Jazzin’ the dream of St. Katharine Drexel — a fundraiser
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer What started out as planning for the Xavier Prep class of 1968 reunion has turned into a celebration with even more meaning and purpose. As the school ...
Howard U. president stepping down
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Howard University President Sidney Ribeau announced Oct. 1 he will retire from his post in December after ...

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