Education

Education news is a priority for WWNO 's expanding local news reporting — providing trusted news for parents, educators and community leaders. 

Support for education reporting on WWNO comes from: Baptist Community Ministries, Entergy, The Hechinger Report, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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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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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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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Michael Jackson Choreographer Teaches NOCCA Students

Choreographer Travis Payne stopped by NOCCA to teach students some Michael Jackson steps. Payne collaborated with Jackson and joined him on two world tours.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.  Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.

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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.

Environmental Education
4:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

America's Wetland Foundation Art Award Winners

"Sunset on Calcasieu River" by Kaitlin Miller, 7, of Ragley, grade 2, Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School
Kaitlin Miller America's Wetland Foundation

The America’s Wetland Foundation is awarding $48,000 to Louisiana students for their artistic impressions of the importance of wetlands. The money stays at the schools for continued environmental education.

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Disaster Preparedness
10:24 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Tulane Gets Gates Foundation Grant to Help Establish Disaster-Relief Network

Tulane University is getting a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help universities in areas prone to disasters establish education and development programs.

Ky Luu is executive director of Tulane's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. He says New Orleans has experience dealing in natural disasters, such as hurricanes, and man-made ones, including the BP oil spill. That experience will be shared with centers in Thailand and another in east Africa.

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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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