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Louisiana legislators are so backwards THESE five bills actually exist

Justin Nobel | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Justin Nobel

Outrageous, almost sounds like a joke, but the practice of building schools on hazardous waste dumps occurs regularly in Louisiana. In 1942, New Orl...

Louisiana Charters Are by Far the Worst According to 2011 8th-Grade NAEP Anaysis

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On the 2011 NAEP in both math and reading, eight-grade students in Louisiana's traditional public schools outscored their charter-school counterparts by between two and three standard deviations.

This School Is Trying To Emphasize New Orleans' Cultural Heritage

edweek | Deanna Del Ciello | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. Honoring New Orleans' cultural heritage and traditions is as ...

Are Schools Better In New Orleans Than They Were Before Katrina?

edweek | Arianna Prothero, Corey Mitchell and Denisa R. Superville | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. No other American city has experienced as much upheaval to p...

These Are The Schools That Hurricane Katrina Destroyed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

When Hurricane Katrina came roaring through New Orleans in August 2005, it took nearly 2,000 lives, displaced more than a million people along the ...

On the 'Success' of a 100 Percent Charter Recovery School District

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The purpose of vouchers is to enable students to escape "failing" schools. Ironic how the predominately-charter Recovery School District has the greatest concentration of such "failing" schools in the entire state of Louisiana.

There Are No More Traditional Public Schools In This New Orleans District

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

This week, the New Orleans Recovery School District permanently closed its last five traditional public schools, making it the first public school dis...

Open Letter to Media: Change How Mass Killers and Violent Perpetrators Are Covered

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media
Kimann Schultz

Our media-saturated society can no longer differentiate between validly earned fame and cheap or destructive notoriety, and it is well-known that susceptible individuals are inspired by the notoriety given mass killers via mass media.

New Orleans Teachers And Students Wrestle With Racial Tension

The Root | Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Every year hundreds of young, idealistic recent college graduates flood into New Orleans to teach at the city’s public schools. But in a school syst...

2013 Louisiana School Letter Grades: Recovery School District Gains Nothing

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On October 23, 2013, John White released the long-awaited, capriciously calculated 2013 Louisiana school performance scores (SPS) and letter grades. I...

On Education: The Status Quo Is Not an Option

Asa Craig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Asa Craig

How do we expect our communities and economies to thrive when our young boys and girls are not receiving the education and training that is needed to enter the workforce?

Ed Today: Teacher Tenure Targeted In North Carolina; Few Options For New Orleans Kids In Failing Schools

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

North Carolina Bill Targets Teachers A top North Carolina lawmaker has introduced several education reform measures du jour -- including one that would end tenure -- reports the News & Observer. "Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger on Tuesday unveiled what he called the second round of education reforms aimed at holding schools and teachers more accountable for students' progress - including ending tenure and grading entire schools," the N & O reports. Last year, he introduced the same bill. But this time around, Republicans hold a veto-proof majority, so one never knows.

Outside Cash Floods New Orleans School Board Race

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

In New Orleans, where 80 percent of students attend charter schools that are not overseen by an elected board, the race for a local school board seat ...

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

School Psychologist's Tweets About 'Black Thugs' Stir Up Firestorm in New Orleans

Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

A school psychologist in New Orleans is under fire for posting racially inflammatory comments online amid a debate about the school system's treatment...

The Great Cafeteria Takeover: "Rethinking" the Approach to School Food Reform

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Johanna Gilligan

"The Great Cafeteria Takeover" portrays a group of young adults who are leaders in the school food reform movement.

A Deafening Silence

John Merrow | Posted 07.04.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Gun violence is tearing our urban centers apart, and the blood that's most often shed seems to be that of promising young children. Why the deafening silence from our leading campuses?

WATCH: Ludacris' 250,000 Books For Post-Katrina Students

Posted 11.04.2011 | Education

Ludacris has helped collect more than 250,000 books for school libraries to serve over 30,000 New Orleans students affected by Hurricane Katrina in 20...

2 NOLA Schools Demolished In Post-Katrina Rebuilding | R. Stephanie Bruno | Posted 11.04.2011 | Education

Two New Orleans public schools, one built on top of a cemetery and the other on land previously owned by City Park, are among the latest buildings to ...

Finding America's Narrative

Sarah Carr | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Sarah Carr

Narratives have been used to divide us not only in the conversation about school reform, but just about every major issue facing the country, including health care, foreign policy, and, yes, the debt ceiling.

New Orleans Schools: A Nexus Of Poverty, High Expulsion Rates, Hyper-security And Novice Teachers

The American Independent | Mikhail Zinshteyn | Posted 09.22.2011 | Education

John, an eighth grader at the time, gives another student on school grounds a candy bar. He is spotted by a security guard and told he now faces suspe...

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...

When Schools Get in the Way of Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Sawyers

Wendy Kopp sat down Tuesday night with writer Malcolm Gladwell at the New York Public Library, to talk about education as a way to overcome poverty.

Laura Bassett

Post-Katrina, New Orleans Rescues a Drowning Public School System | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Before Hurricane Katrina, the public school system in New Orleans was notoriously corrupt and under-performing. The state deemed a staggering 64 perc...

New Orleans Schools Awarded $1.8 Billion To Repair Hurricane Katrina Damage

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The federal government will award $1.8 billion to New Orleans schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, said Wednesd...