Analysis of the state’s recent LEAP and iLEAP test results lack specifics, critics say

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer While not always a source for scandal and controversy, the release of the 2014 LEAP and iLEAP scores created

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Longer school days idea gets passing grade

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, an old idea is being resurrected in hopes

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New Orleans nearing a ‘privatized’ public school system
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Editor's Note: This story has been updated with additional comments and reporting that does not appear in the print edition. As the Recovery School District (RSD) shuts ...
Segregation is back!
Study says integration in retreat 60 years after Brown v. Board (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) – Segregation is once again in full flower ...
Working hurts finances of Blacks working way through college
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — More than 60 percent of Black students could receive greater financial aid for college through the Pell grant program, if they were enrolled ...
ISL awarded for exemplary work for young men of color
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The International School of Louisiana (ISL) in New Orleans was one of two national recipients to be honored this month with the 2014 School Award for ...
Clark Atlanta receives grant to study prostate cancer in Black men
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News) – The National Institutes of Health has renewed a grant to Clark Atlanta University for research into prostate cancer, the second leading ...
College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy ...
Delgado in final stages of opening New Orleans East campus
By April Siese Contributing Writer Delgado Community College is set to open phase one of their Sidney Collier Campus to students this August. The announcement comes a little over a year after ...
Groups file discrimination complaint with Dept. of Ed
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer As a parent, Karran Harper Royal was concerned as she watched her own son’s school get progressively whiter after Hurricane Katrina and the radical education “reform” ...

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