Eve Troeh http://wwno.org en What Will Come Of New Orleans' Empty, Damaged School Buildings? http://wwno.org/post/what-will-come-new-orleans-empty-damaged-school-buildings <p>In a recent story, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune education reporter Danielle Dreilinger took a look at the many<a href="http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/06/want_to_buy_a_school_that_clos.html"> empty buildings and vacant lots still owned by the Orleans Parish School Board</a>. Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floods damaged many school properties, though some sat vacant and rotting long before the storm.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 62749 at http://wwno.org Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On New Orleans' Sauvé's Crevasse Flood Of 1849 http://wwno.org/post/cityscapes-richard-campanella-new-orleans-sauv-s-crevasse-flood-1849 <p>Each month Richard Campanella explores an aspect of New Orleans’ geography. His <a href="http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/06/the_worst_new_orleans_flood_--.html">Cityscapes column</a> for Nola.com and The Times-Picayune shines a light on structural, often-overlooked or invisible aspects of the city. This month: a flood in 1849. Up until Katrina it was the largest deluge in the city’s history.</p><p>Campanella&nbsp;says that disaster 165 years ago had something in common with Katrina.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:51:34 +0000 Eve Troeh 62421 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue?: James Stram http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue-james-stram <p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 61796 at http://wwno.org Brown Shrimp Season Opens With High Prices, But Future Remains Uncertain http://wwno.org/post/brown-shrimp-season-opens-high-prices-future-remains-uncertain <p>This week Louisiana opened its inshore waters for shrimping. Boats around the state are heading out hoping for a big catch of brown shrimp in the bayous.</p><p>It’s a late start to the season, due to the long, cold winter, meaning less time for shrimpers to make money. But some good news for shrimp boat captains: prices are high.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In some cases, prices are double what they were last year. After years of setbacks, </span>shrimpers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> could use a break.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:34:54 +0000 Eve Troeh 61560 at http://wwno.org Student Essays Reveal Insights On Discipline, School Staffing http://wwno.org/post/student-essays-reveal-insights-discipline-school-staffing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the school year ends, education writer Sarah Carr sought a different approach to perspectives on schools.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She asked the students themselves to write opinion pieces on controversial topics: Discipline in schools, Teach for America teachers versus veteran educators, whether all students should go to a four-year college, and school desegregation.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:45:15 +0000 Eve Troeh & Sarah Carr 61107 at http://wwno.org All Things New Orleans: Public Safety And The 2013 Mother's Day Shooting http://wwno.org/post/all-things-new-orleans-public-safety-and-2013-mothers-day-shooting <p>A year ago this week, the City of New Orleans was reeling — at a second line, on Mother’s Day, shots were fired into the crowd, striking 19 people. Another was trampled in the chaos.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on <em>All Things New Orleans</em>, we explore some issues brought about by the Mother’s Day shooting. We hear from one person shot at the second line, and his thoughts on any type of justice that might come from such an event.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:23:44 +0000 Eve Troeh 60804 at http://wwno.org Behind The Test: The Rules And Regulations Leading To Reliable LEAP Data http://wwno.org/post/behind-test-rules-and-regulations-leading-reliable-leap-data <p>WWNO continues its series “Behind the Test” with a look at test security. The paper booklets, and students’ answers inside, can determine things like teacher pay or the very existence of a school. It takes a lot of effort — and people — to keep the testing materials secure through delivery, administering the test, turning them in and then scoring.</p><p>The booklets and answer sheets for Louisiana’s LEAP tests come from a company called Data Recognition Corporation in Minnesota. When the Recovery School District's tests arrive they go straight to a warehouse.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 60698 at http://wwno.org Richard Campanella Cityscapes: How New Orleans Got Greek http://wwno.org/post/richard-campanella-cityscapes-how-new-orleans-got-greek <p><a href="http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/05/tracing_greek_geography_from_b.html">This month's Cityscapes column </a>in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune from geographer and author Richard Campanella details the geography of the Greek community in New Orleans. Most city residents would probably first think of Greek Fest, the annual festival held on the grounds of Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church overlooking Bayou St. John. The congregation marks its 150th anniversary this year.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:57:29 +0000 Eve Troeh 60379 at http://wwno.org How Joyce's Lemonade Gets To Jazz Fest http://wwno.org/post/how-joyces-lemonade-gets-jazz-fest <p>Sure there’s the music line-up at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend. But for some, the most important notes are savory, sweet or tart.</p><p>Each one of the food and drink booths at the festival is a stage all its own — with long hours of preparation and hard work to put on a good show. We&nbsp;looked behind the scenes at one staple item of Jazz Fest: Joyce's Lemonade.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:53:41 +0000 Eve Troeh 59882 at http://wwno.org Private Schools Losing Students Across Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/private-schools-losing-students-across-louisiana <p>The Louisiana school voucher system, called the Louisiana Scholarship Program, is growing — N<span style="line-height: 1.5;">OLA.com | The Times-Picayune reports </span><a href="http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/11/vouchers_may_fund_racist_priva.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">about 12,000 students applied</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to use vouchers next school year.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:37:49 +0000 Eve Troeh & Danielle Dreilinger 59593 at http://wwno.org