Education

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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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Curriculum of a Community: New Orleans as a Good School

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about the importance of the community in school improvement. See more, or to respond to this commentary, at DrAndrePerry.com.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

The Art of a Bad Learning Environment

Dr. Andre Perry discusses a middle school art project gone wrong in Slidell, LA.

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Commentary
4:50 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Having Faith in a Voucher

Dr. Andre Perry talks about Louisiana's potential school voucher program.

American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:09 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

American Graduate: Incarceration and Education

Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than any other state. Ironically, schools contribute directly to this dubious distinction. The phrase, "school-to-prison pipeline," describes how schools convey students directly into the criminal justice system through "zero-tolerance" policies that criminalize mundane school infractions, which are called status offenses.

These policies lead to high suspension and expulsion rates. Dana Kaplan of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana explains our state of affairs.

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:07 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

American Graduate: Linkages

New Orleans' highly touted education reforms are receiving praise in the same newspapers that also highlight daily occurrences of flagrant violent acts committed by school-aged children. Signs of growth for students in reformed schools are encouraging. However, what innovations are provided for youth who have been pushed-out, dropped out or are otherwise disengaged from our educational systems?

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:15 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

American Graduate: Pushouts

WWNO's first in a three-part series of feature reports in conjunction with "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen"; a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis.

We're taking a look at issues involving public schools in New Orleans, with Dr. Andre Perry of Loyola University reviewing problems in the education system, how New Orleans is faring, and what's on the horizon for improvements.

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Commentary
7:17 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A Haircut to Manhood

Andre Perry discusses the importance of a boy's first haircut.

For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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Commentary
6:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Colleges Need to Be More Like Weight Watchers

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about why race should be considered in college enrollment decisions. For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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WWNO Commentary
4:59 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Who Will Be the Bob Dole of Hip Hop?

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses healthcare in the hip hop and African-American male community. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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