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Common Core debate latest ‘hot topic’ in La.

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer The debate around the adoption of the Common Core national educational standards heated up in September when State Rep. Cam­eron

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HBCUs must adapt to teach the 21st-century students

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that

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SMA band to march in NYC’s Veteran’s Day parade
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Start spreadin’ the news: The St. Mary’s Academy band and marching unit are heading to the Big Apple. The all-girls group has the rare opportunity to take ...
St. Augustine High School taps Craddock as president
The St. Augustine High School Board of Directors announced last week that Oyd J. Craddock, a 1978 St. Aug grad and former IBM executive, has been tapped to serve as ...
Group forms in protest of Teach for America
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When Briana O’Neal returned home to New Orleans in 2006, she thought high school was going to get better. She’d heard there were new schools with new exceedingly ...
UNCF Walk for Education set for Oct. 5
The New Orleans office of UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, will step out for students at its 26th annual ...
Community literacy program kicks off 9th season
By Sam Tabachnik Contributing Writer The Young Leadership Council (YLC) held its annual One Book One New Orleans kickoff party on September 18 at the Marigny Opera House, marking the commencement of ...
Black students embrace education abroad
By Tamerra Griffin Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – The Internet may have afforded its users the ability to embark on visceral international adventures ...
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2014 target date for long-awaited 9th Ward project
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Golden shovels and all, ground will break next Monday on a vision more than five years in the making: the 9th Ward Field of Dreams.
Good nutrition means better school performance
(Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Back to school season can be a daily struggle for parents who pack lunches and make sure their kids have ...

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