Mallory Falk http://wwno.org en Voices Of Educators: Glenda McQueen http://wwno.org/post/voices-educators-glenda-mcqueen <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean New Orleans schools are not on the minds of many people. As the city continues to reform and reshape public education, WWNO seeks to highlight teachers who bring unique talents and perspectives to their work. We'll feature one such educator each month.</span></em></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 65002 at http://wwno.org Girl Scouts 'Extravaganza' Boosts Girls' Interest In STEM http://wwno.org/post/girl-scouts-extravaganza-boosts-girls-interest-stem <p></p><p><a href="http://www.gsle.org/" style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;" target="_blank">Girl Scouts Louisiana East</a><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 200%;"> recently held its second annual STEM Extravaganza. The event is designed to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math — fields typically dominated by men. Girl Scouts from grades K-12 came to the event, held at Dillard University.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 64113 at http://wwno.org What Students Think About Common Core http://wwno.org/post/what-students-think-about-common-core-0 This school year, teachers around the country changed their curricula to meet the new Common Core standards, a national set of standards mapping out what students should learn in math and English language arts.<p>Math teachers covered fewer topics in greater depth. English teachers cut back on fiction and assigned more supplemental readings — articles and essays that gave more context to, and offered up opinions about, classic works of literature.<p>Did students notice these changes? Is the Common Core on students’ radar? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 62287 at http://wwno.org Behind The Test: Schools Turn To Social Workers, Relaxation Techniques To Deal With LEAP Test Strain http://wwno.org/post/behind-test-schools-turn-social-workers-relaxation-techniques-deal-leap-test-strain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WWNO&nbsp;continues its series "Behind the Test" with a look at standardized testing through the lens of test anxiety. In the weeks leading up to the LEAP test, teachers do a lot to prepare students: drilling them on crucial skills, giving out practice tests, even holding pep rallies to boost confidence. But what about preparing students to cope with test-related anxiety?</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 60619 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police Monitor Tackles Police-Community Relations http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-monitor-tackles-police-community-relations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year's federal </span>NOPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> consent decree exposed long-running tensions between the New Orleans Police&nbsp;Department and the community. One group is trying to change the relationship between officers and civilians.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 58939 at http://wwno.org Charter School Group Accused Of Violating Students' Civil Rights http://wwno.org/post/charter-school-group-accused-violating-students-civil-rights <p><strong><em>This story has been updated.</em></strong></p><p>A group of lawyers, students and parents have filed a civil rights complaint against three local charter schools. They're asking state and federal officials to investigate the discipline policies at Carver Preparatory, Carver Collegiate Academy and Sci Academy, all operated by Collegiate Academies. These schools have the highest suspension rates in the city.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:37 +0000 Mallory Falk 58604 at http://wwno.org Audio Postcard: Heritage School Of Music Auditions http://wwno.org/post/audio-postcard-heritage-school-music-auditions <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 53955 at http://wwno.org Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/charter-school-model-spreads-across-louisiana-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans will soon become the first city with an all-charter school district, but the education landscape looks much different across the rest of Louisiana. M</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">any parishes have few or no charter schools, but that's starting to change.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 53495 at http://wwno.org As Health Care Deadline Draws Near, Navigators Get Creative http://wwno.org/post/health-care-deadline-draws-near-navigators-get-creative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday marks the first deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Throughout the country, health care navigators are helping people with the enrollment process. In New Orleans, they're working hard to reach as many people as possible, spending time outside shopping malls, corner stores... even the airport.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Mallory Falk 50370 at http://wwno.org More New Orleans Students Eat All Three Meals At School http://wwno.org/post/more-new-orleans-students-eat-all-three-meals-school <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">As school days get longer and family budgets grow tighter, more students are eating all three meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — at school.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:14:08 +0000 Mallory Falk 49299 at http://wwno.org