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Blackboard Wars

WATCH: Art Saves Homeless Teen's Life

OWN | Posted 03.22.2013 | OWN

Life in New Orleans is rough. Eighteen-year-old John McDonogh High School student Allen Lefort ended up homeless after a series of struggles -- his fa...

Another Film About a Struggling School... Why Should You Care?

Jacquie Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jacquie Jones

It's time to address the top-down, mostly privately-funded school reform "movement" currently shaping our national education policy and the impact it's having on black and brown and, most especially, poor children.

WATCH: 'Blackboard Wars' Student Shot; Principal Tells Faculty

Posted 03.15.2013 | OWN

Failing grades and behavioral problems aren't the only challenges facing the staff at John McDonogh High, the troubled New Orleans school profiled on ...

WATCH: A Teen Mom Goes Back To School

Posted 03.08.2013 | OWN

Jackie is a 19-year-old senior at John McDonogh High, the struggling school currently featured on the OWN docu-series "Blackboard Wars." In this advan...

WATCH: 'Blackboard Wars' Top Student Threatened With Jail

Posted 03.01.2013 | OWN

Alexis Cooper is a top student at John McDonogh High, the struggling New Orleans school with a staggering dropout rate featured in the OWN docu-series...

WATCH: What It's Like Living With Bipolar Disorder

OWN | Posted 02.26.2013 | OWN

Meet 18 year-old Tiny, a student at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans. She's a little girl with big personality who struggles with the loss of ...

WATCH: 4 Signs Of A Great Teacher

OWN | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

What makes a teacher great? Dr. Marvin Thompson, the new principal of John McDonogh High School in New Orleans -- and star of the new OWN docu-series ...

WATCH: How One Principal Convinced A Bullied Student To Stay In School

OWN | Posted 02.14.2013 | OWN

For years, John McDonogh High School has been hampered by low academic performance and stigmatized by a culture of violence. The challenge of bringing...