Orleans Parish School Board to Hold Informational Meetings on Closure of Mahalia Jackson Elementary

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold two informational meetings for families and community members to address the recommendation to close district-run Mahalia Jackson Elementary at the end of the next school year (2017-2018). The meetings will provide families and community members...

Public Education Was Dying Long Before Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation: Where Was Your Outrage Then?

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Betsy DeVos has been confirmed and sworn in as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education and the blowback in the public education community and among many leaders elected and appointed across the nation and here at home in New Orleans is deafening. The criticisms are real. DeVos...

Unification Advisory Committee to Hold Meeting Thursday, Aug. 11

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] The Unification Advisory Committee (UAC) will hold its third public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, beginning at McDonogh 35 Senior High School, 4000 Cadillac St. This is the third of four open-to-the-public committee meetings taking place before the final Unification Transition Plan is submitted to...