Hurricane Isaac broke a hole through the ceiling of Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton campus main building, flooding the library, and also heavily damaged the roofs of several portable classrooms. Now, school officials hope to have the library repairs finished this coming week and that the roof repairs can be done without costing any more classroom time.
The Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association will hold its 128th annual second line Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. at the club’s hall on South Liberty and looping around Louisiana Avenue, South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, touted by Gambit’s Big Red Cotton as “the biggest, most exciting second line of the season.” See her post at Gambit for turn-by-turn details.
Last week I had the chance to go out to Tulane to watch a showing of “Nine Lives,” the Paul Sanchez musical production of a Dan Baum book dealing with our part of the world and a particular view of how things were from Hurricane Betsy in 1965 to Katrina, 40 years later. It’s a delightful show, and here’s hoping it is successful as a would-be Broadway production in the coming year or so.
As is often the case when I go see local music (not nearly as often as I’d like), I get to thinking about how much in common our local restaurant operators have with our local musicians. We’re in a city known mainly as a food and art mecca, and we’ve produced a series of folks known worldwide for their expertise and innovation in both arenas. But while such international stars (Lagasse and Neville, Prudhomme and Armstrong, etc.) have their draws, the attraction remains the smaller venues and Who’s Next — who might be doing world-class work in some dive or tiny place.
As Bricolage Academy works its way through the application process this fall to launch a new charter school next year, its founders are hosting a nationally known education journalist to discuss the education research described in her book “The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Children the Education They Deserve.”
Prep-school students, business people, “uptowner” types, fitness instructors and female motorcyclists dressed in the styles of the early 1990s are among the parts needed for a new Spike Lee joint that will have a casting call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday afternoon at Ashe Cultural Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., according to a post at the NOLA Black Professionals blog.
The seventh annual Rising Tide conference at Xavier University on Saturday will feature panel discussions on the future of media in New Orleans, the commodification of the city’s culture, its ongoing experiment in public education, the role of neighborhood associations, parenting, the environment and entrepreneurship. Authors Lawrence Powell and Lolis Eric Elie will give keynote addresses.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School will hear updates on the school’s facilities, admissions process and other topics at a meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carrollon campus, officials said.
The ballfields and gazebos at Audubon’s riverfront recreation area and even the trees that hang over the Mississippi River will all remain undisturbed and accessible during the year-long project to raise the Carrollton levee, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assured residents Thursday night, and although the “unofficial” dog park nearby will be closed off during construction, it may emerge as an official dog park after the project.
Tulane University officials will discuss the status of an agreement with the city for permissible uses of their planned on-campus stadium, as well as updates on construction designs and drainage plans, at a public meeting on Monday.
A plan to create District Councils intended to give neighborhoods a voice in city decisions will be debated tonight.
Millions of Americans are surely shaking their heads this week, wondering why someone on Mitt Romney’s staff hasn’t explained to him that when you’re a Presidential candidate, nothing is “off the record” or “personal and confidential.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will describe the project to raise the river levee along the Fly area behind Audubon Park at a meeting this evening (Thursday, Sept. 20) at 6 p.m. at the park’s ballfields.
School officials are holding their fourth community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20) about the design of the new Paul K. Dunbar school in Hollygrove, the future home of current Benjamin Banneker students.
A 25-year-old man was killed and two teenagers were wounded Wednesday evening in a shooting near a corner store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Magnolia Street, authorities said.
The difference in how District 6 Orleans Parish School Board member Woody Koppel and challenger Jason Coleman describe the state of the school system is almost like asking whether the glass is half full or half empty.
In the middle of Sunday afternoon, a man got out of a silver car about a block away from one of Uptown’s busiest intersections, fired at least two shots and drove off — leaving neighbors both concerned and baffled and police with a possible felony firearms case to investigate.
Barely a month into the school year at New Orleans Science and Math High School, Dr. Richard Best announced his resignation as school director last week following a nearly two-hour closed-door session with the school board, reports Erin Krall of The Lens’ charter school reporting corps. Board members did not explain his resignation at the meeting, but voted to maintain the leadership of academic director Claire Jecklin and student-development director Chana Benenson, Krall reported.
Best, a former professor of education in Chicago, arrived at the school in February of this year to begin preparing for the 2012-13 year.
After the front yard of a new home on Burdette Street was “paved 100 percent,” city inspectors are refusing to issue a Certificate of Occupancy until the work is remedied, reports Karen Gadbois of The Lens.