New Orleans women who work full time earn only 79 percent of what men who work similar hours earn, a striking wage gap that has not changed since Hurricane Katrina, according to a report released Friday.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
New Orleans schools officials are preparing to cut central-office costs by about $6 million a year as they unify the city's two school districts, according to a new plan made public Thursday.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
A Jefferson Parish public schools administrator has earned the top honor given to math and science teachers in the United States: the Presidential Award for Excellence.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Southern University at New Orleans on Tuesday cancelled all daytime classes on its main campus after a water line break caused water pressure to drop.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Orleans Parish School Board plans to ask the city to allow a wider use of land-use options on the Carrollton Courthouse property in preparation for its upcoming sale, drawing mixed reactions from neighbors and preservationists.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Isidore Newman School has postponed its first day of classes until Monday as authorities investigate threatening graffiti found spray-painted on the Uptown New Orleans campus Wednesday.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Tulane University has hired Robin Forman, an Ivy League-trained mathematician, to serve as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, a role that puts him in charge of the school’s overall academic mission.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
After meeting for two hours in executive session, the Jefferson Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to renew its contract with Superintendent Isaac Joseph, which was set to expire Dec. 31, for another 18 months.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Civil rights pioneer, biologist and college professor Louis X. Washington Sr., who established the first African-American-owned medical research lab in the South, died Saturday at a New Orleans hospice of complications from bladder cancer. He was 78.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Local attorney Morris “Moe” Reed Jr. has suspended his campaign for a seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, leaving only one challenger to incumbent Leslie Ellison in the board’s 4th District.
In theory, the fall elections for Orleans Parish School Board could have prompted a spirited public debate over the very future of education in New Orleans.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
With classes set to begin this month, University of New Orleans President John Nicklow is ready to learn a lot about his new students.
A decade ago, the Youth Study Center -- New Orleans’ troubled juvenile detention facility -- would have been unlikely to attract an educational trailblazer.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
New Orleans College Prep founder Ben Kleban will leave the charter school organization before the end of the year to avoid a conflict of interest when his term on the Orleans Parish School Board begins in 2017, but in the meantime he plans to focu…
Friday, August 05, 2016
Two relatives of Jefferson Parish Public Schools Superintendent Isaac Joseph have been cleared for promotions within the district, ending a yearlong saga that at one point saw a School Board member accuse Joseph of violating Louisiana's nepotism l…
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Students in most New Orleans-area public school districts saw improvement this year in the number of students clearing a key benchmark on state exams, as the state continued to gradually raise the bar.
A divided Jefferson Parish School Board decided Wednesday night to put a campus in Waggaman that has been vacant since 2012 up for sale.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to begin crafting a deal that would let Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy build a new campus on a tract of land in north Kenner that earlier this year was partially set asi…
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
A judge Tuesday barred Cynthia Cade, the longest-serving member of the Orleans Parish School Board, from seeking re-election Nov. 8.
Monday, August 01, 2016
A week after qualifying ended for the Nov. 8 primary for Orleans Parish School Board seats, one contender has been elected outright, while another faces a legal challenge to her candidacy.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The price of going to a public college or university in Louisiana is going up again for students starting school in the coming weeks.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Nearly one out of three students who thought they would get a voucher for the 2016-17 school year are going on a waiting list instead, officials said Thursday.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The close of qualifying Friday for the Nov. 8 elections awarded two Orleans Parish School Board incumbents outright victories in an election seen as crucial as the board prepares to reclaim its former role as overseer of most of New Orleans' publi…
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Michelle Blouin-Williams, a top administrator in the Orleans Parish public schools system, has been named chief executive officer of the New Beginnings Schools Foundation.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Orleans Parish School Board voted this week to use $1.5 million of its $62.5 million surplus to begin the massive effort of returning most New Orleans public schools to local control.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
A plan to unify most New Orleans public schools under the Orleans Parish School Board’s umbrella is swiftly taking shape, and a new state law mandating that move has clear provisions to protect charter schools' autonomy from interference by the bo…
Thursday, July 14, 2016
If charter schools operating under the Orleans Parish School Board and the state Recovery School District link up next year, it would cost about $28 million — or about $5.5 million more than the two agencies are likely to have available, school of…
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Michelle Blouin-Williams, who has been serving as second-in-command to the superintendent of the Orleans Parish School Board, is angling for the top job at one of the city’s charter school groups.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Jefferson Parish has received $34.5 million in federal grant money to help educate infants and toddlers from low-income families, officials said Thursday.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Parents still seeking spots at public high schools for their children may sign up for the late round of New Orleans’ common enrollment process starting Wednesday, schools officials said.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
In yet another attempt to cut costs as it weathers a budget crisis, Loyola University is offering buyouts to certain employees, the Uptown institution’s third such severance offer in three years.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
SHREVEPORT (AP) — After years of decline, brought on by tougher admission standards and stringent requirements for student loans, enrollment at most historically black colleges and universities in Louisiana has risen modestly.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
A federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish School Board and school superintendent over the way funding is allocated among local schools. And the judge’s written order suggested she may be on the fence about h…
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Xavier to hold online fundraiser June 7Xavier University of Louisiana will hold its fourth annual online, social media-driven fundraising event called “Give. Love. Xavier Day” for 24 hours June 7, starting at midnight.Participants are encouraged t…
Three and a half decades ago, a former English teacher and area school superintendent’s aide landed a job at an Uptown school then unknown on the other side of town.In the days when all New Orleans neighborhoods had their own public schools, paren…
Friday, May 27, 2016
Employees at the International High School of New Orleans voted 26-18 in favor of unionizing Friday, becoming the third New Orleans charter school to do so in the past few years.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
In an effort to stave off any future attempts by teachers to unionize, Lusher Charter School administrators on Tuesday fired off an appeal of a recent ruling that the National Labor Relations Board has the right to oversee union elections at the U…
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
A day ahead of Tuesday’s vote on whether teachers at Lusher Charter School would join an officially recognized union, union organizers were confident of victory.
As 750 graduating students from Loyola University walked across the stage Saturday morning at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, they had Grammy-winning musician and actor Harry Connick Jr. cheering them on.The New Orleans native was also celebrating wi…