Darcy McKinnon works for FirstLine Schools, a network of New Orleans public charter schools. Her job is to help middle school students pick the right high school among the myriad new options in the fast-changing local education landscape and to make a successful transition when they do.
New Orleans, La. – In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.
New Orleans, La. – A prayer was the appropriate finale for a ceremony welcoming Gentilly resident Janetta Mistretta back into her home. After all, for her to finally move out of a FEMA trailer and back into her own house with her children seemed nothing short of a miracle.
After Hurricane Katrina, a group of New Orleans public schools raced to get students back into the classroom and back to the business of learning. As they reopened, however, the leaders of these pioneering schools quickly found that they had a lot to learn themselves.
New Orleans – WWNO Member, Board Member, and former proprietor of Le Chat Noir - Barbara Motley - talks about turning to WWNO and NPR for a trusted source of news in today's often shrill, opinion-laced and partisan media landscape...