community http://wwno.org en Along Saint Claude: What's In A Name? http://wwno.org/post/along-saint-claude-whats-name <p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Eve Abrams 58655 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 Music And Culture Coalition Of New Orleans A Force For Democratic Process http://wwno.org/post/music-and-culture-coalition-new-orleans-force-democratic-process <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans&nbsp;serves as a platform and voice for issues concerning culture in New Orleans.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 58519 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Public School Acceptance Letters Are In The Mail http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-public-school-acceptance-letters-are-mail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The common enrollment process for New Orleans public schools, </span><a href="http://enrollnola.org/" target="_blank">OneApp</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, mailed home the last acceptance letters on Friday.</span></p><p>OneApp lets families rank up to eight school choices, and assigns families to their school of choice, if spots are open. If seats are full at one school, the system will place a child at their next choice, and so on.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:03:20 +0000 Jessica Williams 58354 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: Should Sex Education Be Required In Louisiana Public Schools? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-should-sex-education-be-required-louisiana-public-schools <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:45:22 +0000 Kate Richardson 58187 at http://wwno.org Battle Brewing In Holy Cross Over Proposed Highrises http://wwno.org/post/battle-brewing-holy-cross-over-proposed-highrises <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:35:24 +0000 Karen Gadbois 57990 at http://wwno.org Downtown Shreveport aims to fill empty storefronts with Pop UPs http://wwno.org/post/downtown-shreveport-aims-fill-empty-storefronts-pop-ups The city of Shreveport and the Downtown Development Authority have organized the city’s first <a href="http://downtownshreveport.com/pop-up-shreveport/">Pop UP Project</a>. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 57919 at http://wwno.org Groups Working To Connect 9th Ward Split By Industrial Canal http://wwno.org/post/groups-working-connect-9th-ward-split-industrial-canal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several environmental and advocacy groups are working to unite the 9th Ward by improving ways to cross the Industrial Canal. A weekend bike ride highlighted the problem of getting from one side to another with no dedicated bike path.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 57902 at http://wwno.org First Bell: For Her Youngest, Learning the ABCs Wasn't Easy as A-B-C http://wwno.org/post/first-bell-her-youngest-learning-abcs-wasnt-easy-b-c <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Beverly Ortego, an interventionist at Hosanna Christian Academy, with a reading student. " data-attribution="Credit Sue Lincoln" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201403/ortego-260x260.jpg" alt="" /><p><strong><em>The </em>First Bell <em>series is a growing collection of stories from students, parents, and educators about pivotal experiences in education. To tell your story, email <a href="mailto:amy@wrkf.org?subject=First%20Bell">amy@wrkf.org</a> <strong>with "My First Bell" in the subject line </strong>or tweet with the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MyFirstBell&src=hash" target="_blank">#MyFirstBell</a>.</em></strong><p>__________<p>LaToya Johnson is the mother of three boys.<p>Early on, in daycare and preschool, Johnson's older two learned their ABCs and how to write.<p>"So by the time I got to my youngest and he got to pre-k and he wasn’t able to recognize his alphabet, I was like, ok, something was wrong."&#160;<p>That turned out to be the start of a journey that ultimately led Johnson to enroll her son Micah in a private school — Hosanna Christian Academy in Baton Rouge — through the state voucher program.<p>&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/LaToyaJohnson_EducationStory_Jeffries.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:22:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 57375 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Smoking Hogs, Blowing Off Steam http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-smoking-hogs-blowing-steam <p><em>Hogs for the Cause, a charitable cook-off and festival, has quickly established a niche in New Orleans restaurant subculture.</em></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:36:16 +0000 Ian McNulty 57177 at http://wwno.org