Luna Fete festival exposes the New Orleans community to contemporary art. The festival sponsored by the Arts Council of New Orleans takes a historic view of the city through light and video mapping technology, sound and motion graphics.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A panel named by Gov. John Bel Edwards recommended major changes in public school policies Thursday, including an overhaul in annual teacher evaluations, less science testing and a reversal in a state plan to raise academic standards.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Amid protests from a chorus of political leaders and nearby residents, Mayor Mitch Landrieu apparently is reconsidering plans to build a homeless shelter near two schools in Central City, just a week before a city agency was set to approve the deal.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Amid questions and criticism, Louisiana's top school board Tuesday delayed a vote on major changes to a Baton Rouge charter school for students with dyslexia.
Monday, December 05, 2016
An influential state panel Monday spent more time wrestling with how to change public school report cards, including the all-important issue of rewarding annual academic gains.
Xavier University has joined forces with a nonprofit group at the forefront of the New Orleans charter school movement to create a first-of-its-kind "residency" program intended to diversify the city's public school teaching force.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Top students at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will have easy access to Southern University, and $1,500 annual scholarships, under an agreement announced Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards and school leaders.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Louisiana is getting $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families, officials announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Roosevelt’s beloved block-long lobby lighting ceremony was held Tuesday evening. In addition to the lights the lobby lined with Christmas trees decorated with bows and ornaments, poinsettias and other holiday-themed displays.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Gentilly Terrace Charter School and Algiers Technology Academy have a few things in common. They’re both D-rated public schools in New Orleans. Their school boards, overseen by the Recovery School District, both decided to shutter them at the end …
Saturday, November 26, 2016
It’s one of the more controversial aspects of the one-of-a-kind public school system in New Orleans: If the people in charge of a charter school can’t get results in the space of a few years, they can be abruptly replaced by a new set of managers.
Friday, November 25, 2016
The board in charge of selecting a new leader for Southern University at New Orleans voted Friday to give interim Chancellor Lisa Mims-Devezin the job on a permanent basis.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Sponsored by The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, Cash Money Records distributed turkeys and sides at the 20th Annual Turkey Give-A-Way on Tuesday. Walmart donated from turkeys, vegetables & stuffing courtesy of Sam’s Club, Ochsner Hospi…
Metairie native Ellen Degeneres was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, the nation's highest civilian award. The popular talk show host joined a group of 20 others who were presented the award by President Barack Obama, in…
Monday, November 21, 2016
Having spent years on the defensive, the opponents of Louisiana’s strategy for improving public schools have been quietly organizing a new effort to curb the growth of charter schools around the state and promote an approach known as “community schools.”
Louisiana's long-controversial public school letter grades, like the ones issued last week, are about to undergo changes. The only question is how far the overhaul will go.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
All signs point to record attendance at the 43rd annual Bayou Classic football game this year, a match-up that will determine who gets a shot at a conference championship.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
The PT-305 Higgins boat was moved from John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion at the National WWII Museum to a barge on the Mississippi River by the Terminal Dock to begin sea trials in the Industrial Canal.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
A Dillard University police officer opened fire Thursday at a moving vehicle that authorities suspected had been involved in an assault on campus.
Ronye Wright, an eighth-grader at James M. Singleton Charter School, scrunched her nose as she peered into the metal toilet of a dingy jail cell. No walls separated the toilet from the hard metal bed, which was topped with a thin blanket on a matt…
New Orleans-area school districts saw a mix of gains and declines in their state-issued performance scores in 2016, with four districts showing improvement, one remaining flat and three others losing ground.
The 2015-2016 Louisiana school and district performance scores were released Thursday. Public school students showed gains this year, but a big gap looms in meeting Louisiana's new standard for A-rated schools, according to figures released Thursd…
Public school students showed gains this year, but a big gap looms in meeting Louisiana's new standard for A-rated schools, according to figures released Thursday morning by the state Department of Education.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New Orleans District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey partners with the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club to host the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for more than 250 senior citizens on Tuesday, November 15 at the Roy E. Glapion Hall.
The University of New Orleans tossed their students a life preserver on Tuesday when they announced that TOPS recipients would not have to worry about paying for the unfunded portion of their Spring awards.
While state tax credits are under scrutiny amid budget problems, child care advocates said Tuesday the subsidies have resulted in better care, more qualified teachers and federal dollars.
Monday, November 14, 2016
As votes from around the country poured in on Election Day last week and victory began to look all but certain for Donald Trump, Canela Lopez and a friend were stopped as they walked into a dormitory at Tulane University.
The cold, hard reality is setting in for TOPS recipients this week. They are receiving letters from colleges and universities reminding them that the popular scholarship program will only cover about 40 percent of their spring tuition.
Gov. John Bel Edwards questioned the value of public school letter grades, criticized how teachers are evaluated and said he has concerns about a newly-approved overhaul in teacher training.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Protesters rallied at Lee Circle for the second day of protest against the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Despite a near-upset in one race, incumbents in three contested Orleans Parish School Board elections held onto their seats Tuesday, rounding out a seven-member board whose composition was otherwise determined months before the election.
Apparently fearful of increasing college costs, voters Tuesday widely rejected a measure to give public universities control of their own tuition rates.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
LSU announced this week it will begin construction on a new building to support and recruit military and veteran students this January.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
Charges were refused Friday against six people who were arrested during protests Wednesday night over the controversial inclusion of David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, in a televised U.S. Senate debate held at historically blac…
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Six people were arrested after protests broke out Wednesday night over the inclusion of David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, in a televised U.S. Senate debate at historically black Dillard University, drawing a handful of complaints abo…
St. Tammany Parish Superintendent of Schools Trey Folse has been named Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
The popular Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy has cleared the final hurdle blocking it from moving forward with plans to build a multimillion-dollar new campus in north Kenner.
Update, noon: Dillard University officials confirmed Thursday that campus police used pepper spray during a protest against David Duke outside the U.S. Senate debate.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, who plunged his administration into scandal when he recently admitted that he sent suggestive text messages to a teenage boy, is now on an official list of people who are not welcome around the parish's publi…
A coalition of local civic groups has drawn up what amounts to a job description for members of the Orleans Parish School Board, a body that is poised before long to regain its old place as the single governing authority for the city's public schools.