Months after meeting with HBCU presidents, Trump still giving mixed messages on Black Colleges

By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( — Repeatedly during his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump signaled to the leaders and supporters of historically

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The "W-E 23" —23 Warren Easton Charter High School seniors — pose with their Residential Electrician Certificate of Technical Studies after they were awarded at Delgado Community College's Commencement ceremony on May 16.

Warren Easton’s partnership with Delgado yields dividends for participants

They’ve become known as the “W-E 23.” They were seniors of Warren Easton Charter High School who had dual enrollment at Delgado Community College and

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At Mahalia Jackson, parents lurch from chartering to closure to uncertainty
By Marta Jewson The Lens When Marie Thompson was invited to a meeting at her grandchildren’s school on April 12, she never imagined Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. would announce he wanted to ...
The many challenges of charter schools in N.O. exposed at hearing
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of ...
Xavier University researchers develop new treatment to combat cancer
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Xavier University of Louisiana has released a new study showing that a recently developed “super cocktail” can have significant impacts in fighting breast cancer.
Coghill teachers are the latest to unionize at a N.O. charter school
By Marta Jewson The Lens Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School have formed a union and are asking the charter school’s board to negotiate a contract on behalf of its teachers ...
Recovery School District superintendent resigns
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Patrick Dobard, superintendent of the Recovery School District (RSD) for the past five years, is leaving his post to take a job as Chief Executive Officer ...
Congressmen encourage Xavier students to stay the course
By Kevin Foster Contributor Writer Two of the leading African-American elected officials in Congress led Xavier University’s Black History Month convocation and urged students to take more active leadership roles. U.S. Rep. ...
HBCU White House meetings receive mixed reviews among attendees
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused ...
Study: New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching
By Marta Jewson The Lens A report released earlier this year finds that New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching than they would have if they had not ...

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