The economic development group Greater New Orleans Incorporated says the region is thriving as it approaches the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The group says the greatest challenge is becoming complacent with success.
Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 12:12 pm
Update at 6:13 p.m. ET
The search continues for an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed late Tuesday night off the Florida coast. Seven Marines and four members of the Louisiana National Guard were on a routine nighttime training mission at Eglin Air Force Base.
The number of New Orleans public school students learning English rose dramatically this year — by 35 percent. That's because of an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Now some schools will receive extra funds to support those students.
The Recovery School District announced Monday it is giving out more than $160,000 to support English Language Learners. Those funds are divided among 16 charter operators and will pay for supports like technology, teacher training, and translated materials.
The National Education Association is meeting in New Orleans this weekend to help thousands of school workers who contribute to a child’s school experience. They include bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teaching assistants and others classified as Education Support Professionals.
The article was based on a survey by SmartAsset. Overall, the survey ranked New Orleans as number seven among cities that are best for women working in technology fields. New Orleans came out ahead of several cities more widely known for their tech communities, like those in Silicon Valley.