Gathering the Pieces in New Orleans, There Is Work to Be Done

The air was so thick, you could have cut it with a knife. My heart beat rapidly within my chest. My anticipation grew and my expectations were high as I waited to hear just the right set of words. Earlier this month, the United Negro College Fund held a candidate forum for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education district elections. Election day is on October 24. The first panel consisted… Read More

No Matter What, New Orleans’ Educators Press Forward

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. People have been quick to talk about education in New Orleans after the storm, and to the extent that it fosters learning and progress, that’s a conversation that matters. New Orleans’ educators have been working hard for their students, before and after Katrina. And because of that hard work, we’ve seen progress in the last decade. From graduation rates to ACT scores to college… Read More