Certified and aspiring teachers will have an exclusive hour of access to potential employers at New Orleans charter schools if they pre-register by today (Monday, March 7) for Saturday’s teacher fair.
Applying themes from his address on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina last year to the national stage today, former President Bill Clinton described unity as a prerequisite to prosperity and his wife as the best candidate to fight for both before a crowd of New Orleans supporters in Central City on Friday morning.
“The first thing is, you’ve got to elect a President who sees everybody,” Clinton said. “You can’t fix a problem or redeem a promise for someone you don’t see.”
City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is “considering” a request made Thursday by opponents of the proposed Carrollton Boosters sports complex for a committee meeting to discuss the possibility of an Interim Zoning District over the The Fly at Audubon Park.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education sent a controversial decision on how to fund individual schools in New Orleans back to the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday, in a move that appears to at least partially satisfy some schools’ request for more time to consider the impact of a new formula.
As Saturday’s Democratic primary approaches, the majority of Louisiana’s superdelegates have already committed to cast their ballots for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, based on interviews conducted this week.
A bicyclist was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning at an Irish Channel intersection, and a Rite Aid pharmacy was robbed later in the afternoon on South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans police said.
Although they appeared to be rebuffed by the New Orleans City Council last month, members of the “Save the Fly” movement are asking for the city to impose a new process that could slow down, alter or even stop the proposed Carrollton Boosters soccer complex on the Audubon Riverview.
A man with a gun tried to open a woman’s car door on Willow Street in the university area and then fired several shots at her as she tried to escape from him Monday evening, only about an hour prior to another carjacking in the Fontainebleau that investigators believe may be the work of the same person, New Orleans police said.
The committee overseeing demolition requests across most of Uptown New Orleans balked at a mortgage company’s recent request to tear down a single-story Carrollton home amid protests from the Preservation Resource Center and confusion over what the bank intends to do with the property.
A 28-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night outside a club on Dryades Street, New Orleans police said.
By Della Hasselle and Robert Morris
Lusher Charter School’s governing board voted unanimously Saturday to seek a court order against a new school funding formula, on the grounds that the Louisiana constitution specifically prohibits funding schools different from parish to parish.
The Audubon Charter School board also voted Saturday to continue exploring similar legal action, though school administrators will return to the board before making a final decision.
Two homes on Louisiana Avenue at the edge of the Irish Channel were heavily damaged in a fire that broke out overnight, killing four pets, New Orleans authorities said Saturday morning.