Big Easy Magazine covered the last public school in New Orleans being turned into a charter school and the fears of parents in “Charter Schools and Race in New Orleans”. As the last public school in New Orleans was officially turned into a charter school, many parents professed fears, suggesting that part of the reason […]
A plan to install lead and antimicrobial filters at Orleans Parish public schools has hit a snag. It turns out that the antimicrobial filters require much higher water pressure than the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) provides. According to a report by The Lens, the filters being installed at the schools would require a booster […]
After some behind the scenes turmoil on Monday, Louisiana legislators agreed on a package deal to effectively give public school teachers a raise of $1,000.
The Erase The Board Coalition has announced that they intend to file a lawsuit against the state of Lousiana in order to overturn Act 91.
Sophie B. Wright High School Principal Threatens Criminal Charges Against Students Involved in Senior PrankApril 8, 2019
The principal of Sophie B. Wright High School said that criminal actions are being considered against students who participated in a water fight at the school.
Without any warning to New Orleans residents, the previously allowed 5 mph cushion in ticketing from school zone traffic cameras has been removed.
The United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attempted to defend $7 billion in cuts from the Education Department before a House subcommittee yesterday. Several of those cuts affect special education programs, including the entire Special Olympics budget. Under the President’s recently submitted budget, $17.6 million used fund the Special Olympics was cut. When asked […]
Senator Kennedy stated that he hopes federal prosecutors “go medieval” on the people who were arrested in connection with a college admissions cheating scandal.
Parents have certain expectations when they send their kids to school. They expect teachers to do their best in educating students. They expect the administration to keep the needs of all students at the forefront. And they expect cafeteria staff to be put to work feeding all kids – regardless of their economic status. Last […]
New Orleans schools are rife with inequities that are simply not getting any better.
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