This week featured a look at New Orleans charter schools that have developed reputations for accommodating kids with special needs. […]
Charter advocates question whether the measures will step on schools’ autonomy, but community advocates say the work is necessary.
Sponsored by Midway Pizza Ben Sherman and Stephen Watson have built a culture of great staff, good food, and gracious company over the last several years at Midway Pizza on Freret Street. They are on track to open a second location in the new airport this February with the same funky-cool feeling the Uptown community [...]
By Nicholas Riemann Special to Uptown Messenger On Feb. 14, 1957, a crucial moment of American history was made in Central City, when Martin Luther King Jr. came to the New Zion Baptist Church on Third Street to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, what would become one of the country’s foremost African-American civil-rights organizations. [...]
As a candidate for mayor, Cantrell promised to scrap traffic cameras. But camera tickets generate tens of millions in annual revenue for the city.
The budget committee advanced a proposal to fund eight new cameras through the Gentilly Development District. The cameras would be linked to the city's surveillance hub.
A man was shot while struggling with his assailant over a gun during an armed robbery attempt on Spruce Street, New Orleans police said.
Though there is much progressive talk in New Orleans these days about the need for economic and social equity, the viability of the redevelopment of Charity Hospital and its surrounding footprint will be decided in part by the willingness of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the City Council and the judges of Civil District Court to relocate [...]
An intriguing new documentary misses the big picture.
Noble Minds appeals to kids with disabilities with therapy, social-emotional classes and a no-suspensions disciplinary policy. A number of New Orleans schools have put a greater emphasis on serving all students, including those with disabilities.
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I hear it’s pouring rain today in New Orleans. How apt. Most of my friends say they will not watch television today. I haven’t seen my friend Kim Abramson in person for years, but today her Instagram post was one of grief, it reads, “We won’t turn on the TV today, because I can’t take [...]
As if the first day back at school wasn’t challenging enough, many Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students spent so long returning home on the charter’s school’s new bus system that parents gave up waiting for them at the bus stop, only to find out that the school was unsure where exactly the buses were [...]
Ethics judges found that Friends of King CEO Doris Hicks violated anti-nepotism laws by hiring close relatives at her charter schools. She was ordered to leave her post and fined $20,000. Her lawyer said he plans to appeal.
A man was robbed of his car at gunpoint Monday evening on Dryades Street, and a teenager was shot shortly afterward on Martin Luther King Boulevard, New Orleans police said. Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, a man in his 40s was in the back of a location in the 3200 block of Dryades Street [...]
The Walter S. Cohen High School Alumni Association — which fought after Hurricane Katrina to keep their alma mater from being merged with another school — is raising concerns about declining test scores under its charter operator and plans for a new high school building they believe is too small. New Orleans College Prep, which [...]
A man was working out in a gym on Howard Avenue late Monday afternoon when he was shot to death, New Orleans police said. The victim, later identified as 33-year-old Christopher Mercadel, was working out in the gym in the 3900 block of Howard Avenue (near the South Broad Street overpass) around 5:20 p.m. Monday, [...]
New Orleans police have released surveillance video related to this weekend’s spree of three carjacking incidents near Freret Street and Jefferson Avenue. The three incidents took place in the span of a few minutes starting around 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The three suspects, one of whom had a gun, first tried to take a [...]
The new headquarters of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in Gert Town — as well as the new indoor pool on the same lot — are nearly complete after more than a year of construction, but no opening date has been announced. Construction on the station at 3411 Broadway Street began in [...]
A man in his late 60s was robbed just before sunrise Monday morning on Baronne Street, New Orleans police said. The victim was in the 4500 block of Baronne Street (between Jena and Cadiz streets) shortly before 6 a.m. when he was confronted by a man in a ski mask and dark clothing who demanded [...]