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…

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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