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

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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

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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 ...
Students of the Morris Jeff Community School.
Morris Jeff School shows how Common Core can work
By George White Contributing Writer   (Special from New America Media) — When Morris Jeff Community School, a charter elementary, reopened its doors here in 2010, five years after being destroyed by ...
Bids to build Edna Karr school scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The choice of a contractor to design and build the new Edna Karr High School in Algiers is delayed after a bid by one of three shortlisted ...

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