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

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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

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Warren Easton students, Antoine Philips and Taylor Simien show of their “Magic Hat” App they created as participants in the Lenovo Scholars Network.
Warren Easton students make the grade in ingenuity
By Eric Craig Contributing Writer A woman’s make-up guide, a shoe-tie guide for children, and a celebrity fashion app for Androids. These are all ideas of ambitious high school students at ...
Public schools’ performance on the rise, scores show
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer New performance scores released by state officials last week showed sweeping improvements across Louisiana high schools, with almost one quarter earning the state’s top grade, an “A.”
Four charter high schools are now eligible to return to OPSB
By Marta Jewson The Lens (Special from – Based on recently released state scores, four Recovery School District high schools are eligible to return to the control of the Orleans Parish ...
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 as the second-largest landfill in New Orleans, collecting ...
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 ...
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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