Consul General hopes to open French high school to continue language education

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With increasing interest in French immersion education in New Orleans, there are currently no opportunities for students to continue

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Xavier awarded $80K grant from Black and Indian Mission Board

Xavier University of Louisiana was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the Black and Indian Mission Board in support of its educational ministries. The Xavier

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Making the corporate donation on behalf of AT&T to Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation representative Ann Eugene is Leo Marsh, left. On hand for the presentation are St. Aug principal Sean Goodwin, second from right, and Lambert Boissiere, Constable of First City Court and St. August alumnus.
AT&T donates monies to help St. Aug students pay for their tuition
The Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation has received a $5,000 contribution from AT&T to support St. Augustine High School students who may be struggling with covering the cost of tuition.
Delgado’s reputation gets major boost
A recent report published in Community College Week listed Delgado Community College among the nation’s fastest-growing public two-year colleges with enrollments of at least 10,000 students.
Local legislator says there will be hard choices in the upcoming session
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Will they hike cigarette taxes or close SUNO? The Pelican State’s fiscal situation is so bad that the House Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger III believes there ...
New education official wants to reform NCLB
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as the deputy ...
Orleans Parish School Bd. selects superintendent
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In a unanimous vote last week, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) selected Henderson Lewis, Jr. as the district’s new superintendent. “In my 18 years in the ...
Jarvis Christian College President Lester C. Newman is concerned that free community college could hurt private HBCUs.
HBCUs divided over free community college plan
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students ...
La. budget woes could pit SUNO against Hollywood South
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2015, Louisiana faces a looming $1 billion deficit. With a budgetary situation this bad, fiscal reform advocates wonder if the window has finally opened to radically ...
Loyola University’s Law School alumni honor Dr. Francis
Dr. Norman C. Francis, J.D. ’55, H’82, the first African-American to graduate from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the longest sitting university president in the U.S., ...

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