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Orleans Parish School Board Elections
5:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

OPSB Elections: Districts 1 & 2

WWNO, in collaboration with The Lens, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6. The interviews aired on WWNO for the three Sunday nights before the election.

On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 1, including Heidi Lovett Daniels and Ira Thomas. Then she'll speak with Cynthia Cade, the incumbent from District 2.

District 1

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Orleans Parish School Board Elections
5:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

OPSB Elections: Districts 3 & 6

WWNO, in collaboration with The Lens, presents candidate forums for the upcoming Orleans Parish School Board election on November 6.

On this week's program, moderator Jessica Williams first speaks with candidates from District 3, including Brett Bonin, Karran Harper Royal, and Sarah Usdin. Then she'll speak with candidates from District 6, including Jason Coleman and Woody Koppel.

District 3

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Orleans Parish School Board Elections
5:00 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

WWNO And The Lens Talk With Candidates From School Board Districts 4 And 7

To inform voters and provide a broad platform for candidate debate, WWNO and our partners at The Lens are presenting conversations with candidates in the Orleans Parish School Board races. Lens reporter Jessica Williams is hosting the events, which are airing on WWNO for the three Sunday nights before the election, at 9 p.m. The Lens is also providing the unedited video for these forums.

The first two of six candidate conversations, which aired this Sunday, are here.

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Orleans Parish School Board to lay off 21

The Orleans Parish School Board plans to lay off nearly two dozen employees, largely because of a drop in federal funding for low-income students and those with special needs.

The Times-Picayune reported the list of staff losing their jobs includes four teachers.

Interim Superintendent Stan Smith, who has been warning of a potential budget gap for months, said layoffs would have gone deeper — to more than 30 positions — were it not for some recent resignations.

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Teachers
12:37 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Lawyer: School Board Should Appeal Katrina Case

The Orleans Parish School Board's attorney says the board should appeal a ruling that thousands of New Orleans teachers and other school workers were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and scattered its people in 2005.

William Aaron said Thursday he will recommend that the board take state Civil District Judge Ethel Simms Julien's decision to the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Orleans Schools
11:29 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Orleans School Board Names Interim Superintendent

The Orleans Parish School Board has appointed an interim superintendent.

Stan Smith served as the chief financial officer for the board since 2006. The board said Thursday that Smith will step in for Superintendent Darryl Kilbert, who officially retires June 30. 

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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