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Closing achievement gaps takes more than education reform

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Education reform alone isn’t enough to close achievement gaps between Blacks and Whites, according to a

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Dr. Ray Belton tapped to lead Southern

After interviewing two finalists recommended by the Southern University System (SUS) President/Chancellor Search Commit-tee, the SUS Board of Supervisors on June 12 named Dr. Ray

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OPSB superintendent’s proposals under fire
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As new Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. briefed board members about his proposed reorganization of the school district’s central office last Thursday, supporters of ...
Local HBCU panel discusses ‘Leadership under fire 10 years after Katrina’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina catapulted leaders from three of New Orleans’ historically Black universities and colleges – Southern University at New Orleans, Dillard University, and Xavier ...
Legislative session ends, battle over public schools continues
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer State Representative Joseph J. Bouie, Jr., fought for the rights of public school children during the 2015 state legislative session that ended on June 11. Bouie ...
Local coalition grades OPSB
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Applauding success in some areas and identifying other areas in need of “serious work,” a coalition of more than 20 business, civic, and community groups detailed ...
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Grambling State names Willie Larkin president
The University of Louisiana System Board on Thursday unanimously named Dr. Willie “Dynamite” Larkin, chief of staff in the Office of the President at Morgan State University, as Grambling State ...
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Dr. Dolores Spikes, former SU System president, dies
Educator called a ‘trailblazer’ and a ‘giant’ Southern University students, faculty, administrators and alumni joined elected officials and Louisianians from all walks of life last week in pausing to remember Dr. ...
State Senate Cmte. says its ‘okay’ to build school on former hazardous waste disposal site
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Aimed to prevent the construction of schools on land that was formerly used for hazardous waste disposal, House Bill 180 failed to move past the Senate ...
Blacks call for a curb of charter expansion in their communities
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent ‘The prerequisite to choice is stability. You can’t anchor a community with schools where people have contracts to run them. [School] privatization and community schools cannot ...

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