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Leslie Jacobs

The Color of Money: PowerMoves.NOLA Innovates How Investors And Minorities Connect

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Zandile Blay

The lights dimmed. The crowd settled. The room fell silent with anticipation. It may have been day one of ESSENCE Festival, but this audience of young men and women were not here for Usher or Kendrick or Mary.

New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) Proponents Now Offer a Disclaimer

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.20.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Let's say that RSD high schools are graduating a lot more students in recent years than in the past. How is it, then, that so few of these RSD graduates qualify for the state tuition waiver to attend even the state's community colleges?

Joy Resmovits

Phasing Out State Control of Post-Katrina Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education

With 75% of New Orleans students slated to attend charter schools next year, some stakeholders say a management split between the far-away state capit...