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Posted Jan. 22, 2020

Thanks to the National Parents Union, I’m Fired Up and Ready to Fight for Better Schools

The racial demographics within traditional public schools in the U.S. are undoubtedly changing, and it’s two Latina parents living on opposite ends of the country…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Feb. 11, 2016

The One Thing Beyonce Forgot to Address in ‘Formation’

Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is a loud celebration of Black culture, while artistically addressing racial injustices that continue to plague the Black community: Hurricane Katrina: “What…

By Tanikia Carpenter

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Posted Aug. 23, 2015

Louisiana Superintendent John White Responds to New York Times Op-Ed

Dear Supporters of New Orleans Schools and Children, This morning the New York Times published an opinion piece by a business journalism professor from New…

By John White

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Posted Aug. 20, 2015

Adaptability Is Key to Continuing the Gains for New Orleans Schools

A bevy of commentaries have shared lessons learned since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans a decade ago. Amid all this reflection, the school system’s adaptive…

By Alex Medler

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Posted Aug. 18, 2015

They Told Me I Wouldn’t Succeed and I Listened. Thankfully, Someone Disagreed.

For most of my life, I never thought I would leave New Orleans or go to college. But my teachers saw things in me that…

By Jabari Walters

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Posted Aug. 18, 2015

Balancing Results and Relationships in NOLA Charter Schools

This summer, Chris Stewart spent a month in his hometown of New Orleans, where he spoke to the city’s parents, activists and educators about the…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 17, 2015

Here’s My Hope for the Next Black Teachers of New Orleans

Spend five minutes asking people in New Orleans about the public schools and someone will reference the firing of 7,000 veteran black teachers immediately after Hurricane…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

We’re Expelling Far Fewer Kids in New Orleans Than Ever Before

On Wednesday, the Recovery School District (RSD) released data showing that expulsions fell 14 percent across the city’s schools between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school…

By Peter Cook

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Posted July 13, 2015

Here’s How Things Get Done in New Orleans

By all accounts last year’s school enrollment season was hell for many parents in New Orleans. The shortcomings were celebrated by critics and described this way…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Apr. 8, 2015

A Black School That Does Well, Imagine That

At the risk of setting off another festival of disbelief amongst the debunkers of schools that work for black people, here’s a little story about…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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