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By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Dedicated to cultivating the voices of young writers in New Or­leans, Big Class continues to ex­pand their programs both

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Controversial school property tax proposal on December ballot

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The disagreement over proposed new legislation renewing and repurposing property tax dollars into a fund for school facility maintenance

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Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of Canal Place agreed on one thing: kids ...
Southern University System approves SUNO nursing program
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has approved Southern University at New Orleans’ Letter of Intent to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN). The new program ...
John Mac’s fate put in the hands of ad hoc committee appointed by OPSB
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The Orleans Parish School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the creation of an ad hoc committee tasked with presenting a plan for the future of John ...
Music to their ears — New push for arts education in New Orleans
By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — In the years following Hurricane Katrina, a rigorous back-to-basics education reform movement all but eliminated music instruction in New Orleans’ ...
Helping students attend college for free
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As middle-aged parents, Norma Richards, a veteran science teacher, and her husband were only halfway through raising six children. Facing the daunting responsibility ...
Longest-serving college president to retire
‘Nothing has brought me greater joy than participating in the growth experiences of innumerable students… ‘ Dr. Norman Francis, the visionary and scholar who led Xavier University. the nation’s sole Black ...
Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDonogh parents, alum
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Holding a candlelight vigil on Aug. 29, more than 50 people spent the evening of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on the steps of John ...
La. Federation of Teachers head speaks out
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer It’s rather Shakespearean, said Louisiana Federation of Teachers president Steve Monaghan, of the drama in recent months that has consumed educational politics in Louisiana.

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