International School of Louisiana to drop exam for incoming kindergarten students

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The International School of Louisiana will drop its language-readiness exam for incoming kindergarten students, but tighten mid-year admissions for first-grade students, officials said Wednesday night. The school has — for the past four years since it began participating in the citywide EnrollNOLA program (formerly called OneApp) — administered a language-readiness exam to all incoming kindergarteners [...]

Danae Columbus: New Orleans next mayor must focus on children

The Uptown Messenger -

At last night forum sponsored by The New Orleans Advocate and lake area neighborhood organizations, the six major candidates for Mayor were quick to discuss grandiose plans to fight crime, increase economic development, and repair infrastructure. Unless New Orleans has a trained and motivated workforce, we will continue to be a city that relies heavily [...]

Today in NOLA 9.20.17

Nola Defender -

Today in NOLA, learn what City Council candidates think about energy issues. Esoterotica returns to the St. Claude drag, while Rosalie Apothecary hosts a ladies-only circle to celebrate the beginning of fall. Support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey with a benefit concert at Cafe Istanbul. On this day in Louisiana history, piano pioneer Eddie Bo was born in 1929. Now, more to do today. 

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Box Rocks

Nola Defender -

New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village has become not only one of the most important arts venues in the Bywater neighborhood, but in NOLA overall. In 2017 alone, the Village saw everything from Martin Quintron's orchestral interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" along with top NOLA musicians and the weather-responsive analog synth Weather Warlock, to Aurora Nealand's The Monocle, to seasonal solstice parties, to Tank and the Bangas recording their entry for their now award-winning NPR Tiny Desk video. On Saturday, the team celebrated its official fall reopening. Brandon Robert was on hand to capture the night's proceedings. 

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Baronne neighbors cheer work at historic Fine Arts Theater

The Uptown Messenger -

Recent repairs at the century-old Fine Arts Theater on Baronne Street have nearby neighbors enthusiastic that the grand building may soon be due for redevelopment, they said Wednesday night. The building at 1733 Constantinople Street was originally used as a neighborhood movie theater, and in later years, became a reception hall. It is now vacant, [...]

Advertiser: InspireNOLA Charter Schools 2017 Inspire to Empower Gala and Awards Ceremony

The Uptown Messenger -

The Inspire to Empower Gala promises to be an incredible and inspiring evening for all who attend! Guests will enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and libations in the gorgeous Alice M. Harte courtyard and atrium while listening to live entertainment and bidding in a silent auction. InspireNOLA will also be honoring six outstanding [...]

With Chipotle on the way, should Magazine Street limit the influx of chain stores?

The Uptown Messenger -

The imminent arrival of fast-growing Chipotle chain burrito restaurant on Magazine Street — plunging directly into competition with beloved local Latin restaurants — has local residents beginning to explore legislation that might limit the influx of national brands on the uniquely Uptown New Orleans thoroughfare. “No one comes to New Orleans to see Veterans Avenue,” [...]

District A candidates discuss crime, AirBnB, green space, Sewerage & Water Board and more (full videos)

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Carrollton residents packed the cafeteria of St. Mary’s Dominican High School last week for a debate between the six candidates for District A on the New Orleans City Council, but if you didn’t make it, here’s your chance to watch full videos of each section of the forum. In Part 1 (above), the candidates discuss [...]

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