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A look back in time at decades of fighting for education equity in New Orleans

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Since the birth of public schools in New Orleans in 1841, the battle to ensure equity for all students has

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A ‘Q & A’ with Xavier University’s president, Dr. Verret

By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer It’s been years since Xavier University has had to choose a new leader. For some, finding a candidate to carry

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Colleges flush with cash saddle poorest students with debt
By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt. New ...
Black children suspended and expelled from schools at extremely high rates
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStar-NewsToday.com) — African-American boys comprise 47 percent of suspensions and 44 percent of expulsions from kindergarten through 12th ...
Scholarship named in honor of slain SUNO student
Southern University at New Orleans honored one of its prominent students who was tragically killed over the Katrina anniversary weekend by starting a scholarship in his name.
Dillard’s ‘Brain Food’ lecture series kicks off Sept. 24
Dillard University’s 2015 Brain Food Lecture Series starts with Michael J. Morton, an ex-convict, turned corporate and civic leader, whose life was forever changed in college. On September 24, at ...
Students protest treatment by Howard University
By Janelle Berry Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service) – Dozens of disgruntled Howard University students piled into the Mordecai Johnson Administration Building Friday to protest what ...
Truancy takes a higher toll on Black families
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to ...
Cornelius Clay, Jordan Johnson and Bobby Barnes are among the first students of St. Mary’s Male Academy which opened its doors this school term.
Historic all-girls school opens Male Academy
St. Mary’s Academy ushered in a new historic era recently opening the doors trusted payday loan sites to its Male Academy. Serving boys in grades four through seven, the school ...
New charter schools face daunting task of attracting enough students to stay afloat
By Marta Jewson The Lens The head of one of installment loans in belleville illinois New Orleans’ newest charter schools spent the last year taking care of nearly everything needed for the ...

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