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Addressing pre-school suspensions

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer It’s absurd that anyone is even talking about preschool suspensions, said Jolon McNeil, Schools First Project Manager at the

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John Mac’s fate still up in limbo as BESE questions its own authority

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer At Wednesday’s meeting in New Orleans, the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) members failed to vote on

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OPSB wants to take over John McDonogh
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If the community wants John Mac back and the Orleans Parish School Board wants John Mac back—it begs the question of the Recovery School District: Why ...
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch brothers’ gift
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a follow up article to the story first reported in The Louisiana Weekly’s July 7 – 13, 2014 issue. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee ...
In desegregation case, judge blasts school officials and Justice Dept.
By Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case, rejecting the board’s claims that it ...
Jindal battles with Obama’s Ed Secretary over Common Core
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer La.’s BESE to hire counsel to sue Gov. over Ed standards President Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ripped into Governor Piyush Jindal last week for Jindal’s veto ...
Scholarship recipient, Joseph Parker is flanked by the Rev. Johnny McKinnies and Joseph L. Williams, who presented Parker with his scholarship.
Joseph Parker is the recipient of Felix ‘Zoo’ James scholarship
Mr. Joseph Edwin Parker, a 2014 graduate of L. B. Landry/O. P. Walker High School, was recently named the first recipient of the Coach Felix “Zoo” James “Giving Something ...
Eight students selected for Honoré Center 2014 cohort
Eight New Orleans-area students have been selected to make up the third cohort of young men accepted into the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (CUSA) a pilot project for ...
Future role of RSD being questioned
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard has frequently said, “Our success is measured by literally working ourselves out of a job.”
Poll reveals how Orleanians feel about ‘school system’ in New Orleans
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Nine years into the country’s largest experiment in the privatization of public education, a recent poll suggests that in the minds of likely voters, the Recovery ...

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