education

Andre Perry Commentary
5:14 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

The Protection of Schools

Andre Perry discusses how the New Orleans community can look to our schools for lessons about safety.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Former Business Leader Now a Man of the Cloth

Rev. Lonell Wright and a handful of the children being mentored at the All Souls Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward.

Ever since an old Walgreens was transformed into an Episcopal Church in the Lower 9th Ward, a small community has developed around the location. Many organizations are now using the site as a place to tutor children academically and musically. We'll speak with Rev. Lonell Wright, the leader of the All Souls Episcopal Church, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Orleans Parish School Board
11:59 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Orleans School Superintendent Kilbert surprises board by announcing his retirement

Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Darryl Kilbert.
The Lens

In an unexpected move Tuesday night, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Darryl Kilbert announced his retirement after more than 30 years as an educator in the city.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Jindal to Sign Voucher Bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school in Baton Rouge is the setting for Gov. Bobby Jindal as he signs legislation reshaping numerous aspects of public education in Louisiana, including a bill allowing the state to fund private school tuition for some students.

Wednesday's bill signing ceremony takes place at Redemptorist Elementary School.

The wide-ranging measures to be signed at the school also make major changes to teacher tenure rules, while giving more hiring and firing power to school principals and superintendents.

Education
11:31 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Jindal Early Childhood Coordination Bill Passed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's mishmash system of publicly-funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs will be coordinated and graded on a statewide scale.

The state Senate gave final passage to the measure sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal in a 39-0 vote Tuesday.

Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

We're Shooting Elephants

Andre Perry discusses the Trayvon Martin shooting and our society.

In his classic essay titled “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell writes of a colonial, sub-divisional police officer’s experience in twentieth century Burma. The narrator, who we presume to be Orwell, reflects on the officer’s pursuit of a rampaging elephant in heat that was ravaging the fragile village that stood in the way of the humungous beast’s unpredictable path.  The impassioned elephant even killed a man who could not dodge the animal’s urges.

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The Lens: Education
1:31 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Special-ed students in Orleans schools use ‘alternate pencils’ to acquire writing skills

Teacher Kimberly Sanfeliz has brought the alternate-pencils technique into her special-ed classes at Craig Elementary.
Jessica Williams The Lens

It’s Friday morning in Kimberly Sanfeliz’s class, and one of her students, a 7-year-old, is signing in.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:10 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Next Economy

Commentator Andre Perry talks about how to make an inclusive workforce.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

What's The Purpose of Jindal's Education Agenda?

 

What exactly is the purpose of public education? Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping education package has introduced a litany of policy initiatives, slogans, and ideas that have flown over the public’s head faster than it did through the House and Senate education committees. As the general public literally waits for whatever falls in our collective laps, would proponents or opponents please articulate a coherent vision of the purpose of public education.

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Education
4:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Legislature Backing Jindal's Education Changes

Louisiana lawmakers are backing plans for low- and moderate-income families to use public money for sending children to private schools. The plan is being driven by Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.

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