New Orleans Public School District Announces Phased Return to In-person Learning, Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Plan

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced Friday (Aug. 28) that the dIstrict will begin a phased return to in-person learning, beginning with PreK through 4th grade students, between Sept 14 - Sept. 25. The reopening plan, guided by NOLA-PS’ Roadmap to Reopening, was announced with support from local public health officials. Middle and high school students...

Dillard Grad, Medill Journalism Master’s Student Selected as Inaugural Reuters-NABJ Fellowship Recipient

Medill, in partnership with Reuters and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the awarding of a fellowship to India Walton (MSJ21) of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Walton will receive more than $40,000 in tuition and credits for the 2020-2021 academic year funded...

400,000 individuals will receive $300 in Lost Wages Assistance

About 400,000 eligible unemployment insurance claimants will receive weekly Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 26. The retroactive payments will include the weeks ending August 1, August 8 and August 15, 2020. All claimants need to continue to file their weekly certifications in order to be eligible...

Lessons Learned: From Katrina to COVID-19: We Cannot Afford Another Replay of Hurricane Katrina

By Kristen Burras What world do we want on the other side of COVID-19? We cannot afford a Katrina replay. There are policymakers who will balk at the thought of redistributive, race conscious policies for historically marginalized groups.  It is critical to recognize, like historian Robin D. G. Kelley, that...