SUNO professor recipient of presidential award for excellence

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer President Barack Obama’s announcement of recipients for the prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mentorship (PAESMEM)

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Rookie legislator makes education his priority

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer “I am a professional change agent,” said state Rep. Joseph Bouie, who in November won the race to replace outgoing

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Local seniors named Merit Scholars
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last week announced the names of approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship ...
H.O.P.E. Scholarship founders provide academic, career advice to Dillard students
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer For college students, many thoughts abound regarding life after graduation. The H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Education) Scholarship, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, led a “Life After College” ...
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, multi-million-dollar effort to increase the ...
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 were spending part of the early afternoon ...
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 ...

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