Kira Orange Jones

Posted Oct. 7, 2015

One Candidate Is Concerned About Kids While the Other Is Concerned About Her Job

Peter Cook knows that New Orleans is no stranger to hot debates around how best to educate the city's kids but even he was floored by a comment made by the candidate challenging Incumbent Kira Orange-Jones. Washington, who hails from St. Charles Parish, is an assistant principal in St. Rose. She is part of the anti-reform Flip BESE slate which wants to roll back the progress our public schools have made in recent years. For example, when asked…

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Posted Aug. 31, 2015

No Matter What, New Orleans’ Educators Press Forward

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. People have been quick to talk about education in New Orleans after the storm, and to the…

By Kira Orange Jones

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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