Education

Apple to donate nearly $50 million to HBCUs to spur STEM

(Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Some of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will soon benefit from a multi-year,

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Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter School students participating in the COOL Cooperative

New non profit empowers local youth through film

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Unlike many kids on a warm sunny Saturday, young 7th graders from Behrman Charter and McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter Schools

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Is Jindal’s budget the death knell of La. higher ed.?
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If legislators don’t find a way in the next session to offset at least some of Gov. Piyush Jindal’s ruthless slashing of the state’s higher education ...
Parents decry closure of Lagniappe Academies
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Shortly after a scathing report was released by the state alleging numerous violations of the laws protecting children with special needs, officials announced that Lagniappe Academies ...
African Americans now finishing high school at record levels
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the ...
School Bd. member pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer, who most recently served as SUNO’s police chief and stepped down from his post as a member of the Orleans Parish School Board earlier ...
Denzel Washington to deliver Dillard commencement address
Two-time Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 9, when 247 students of Dillard University’s Class of 2015 walk ...
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NOMA connects our Congo to the Kongo in new exhibit
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Traces of African roots are ingrained in New Orleans culture. Pieces of traditions, music, rituals, cuisine, and art among other cultural mediums were influenced by a kingdom ...
OPSB puts off contract vote for superintendent to discuss details
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board delayed a vote last week on its new superintendent’s contract because board members want to further discuss details in the agreement. For about ...
RSD says it’s ready to engage community
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In the past, engaging the community in the decision regarding which charter operator would move into which New Orleans neighborhood was not an official part of ...

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