The Lusher Charter School governing board endorsed a resolution Thursday morning promising to remain neutral in the upcoming election over a proposed teachers’ union at the school and prohibiting any coercion of the teachers prior to the vote.
A host of city initiatives and reforms are pushing crime in New Orleans to historic lows, but such gains are impossible to celebrate when homicide rates in the city remain four times the national average, said Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday night as he laid out the many ways he believes the city, its residents, and its state and federal partners can continue to push the progress forward.
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Tulane played strong defense Tuesday night against a top 15 ranked LSU team to come up with a big 4-1 victory over the Tigers.
Carbine Motorcars is the only indoor showroom facility in Orleans parish. We specialize in late model, pre-owned vehicles with low mileage, but we really just love to talk cars.
Lawrence Crocker and Sylvanie Williams — the two Uptown elementary schools in the New Orleans College Prep charter network — will add tuition-based seats to their preschool programs in the fall, part of a broader long-term strategy to create a completely new early-learning center in New Orleans.
Join The Historic New Orleans Collection as it toasts its 50th anniversary at Soirée d’Or, a black-tie gala on Wednesday, May 4. A museum, research center, and publisher, THNOC is hosting anniversary events throughout 2016, and the gala presents a unique opportunity to celebrate in style with live, local music and with food from an iconic New Orleans restaurateur, all at the beautifully renovated Orpheum Theater.
Guests will enjoy performances by the Preservation Hall All-Stars, JMO – The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra and Joe Lastie Jr. and the Lastie Family Gospel as well as menu selections from Ralph Brennan Catering.
A new mapping tool that collects and visualizes environmental data down to the neighborhood-, street- and property-level will help New Orleans improve the planning of its “green infrastructure” — to cool the city off, manage stormwater runoff, increase bicycle transportation and even protect against storm surge, officials said.
The Rosa Mezcal restaurant on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District, “Mexico’s Urban Kitchen,” won permission from the City Council to sell alcohol with meals.
Perhaps the most crucial skill a citizen can have when viewing the myriad policies proposed by politicians is knowing the difference between that which is substantive, and that which panders. The electorate should know when a politician is genuinely trying to make the world better, as opposed to merely looking like they’re trying to make the world better.
Alas, New Orleanians were exposed to the latter this past Friday, when Mayor Mitch Landrieu, flanked by Councilmembers Jason Williams and James Gray, proposed a five-part ordinance “aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.”
Tipitina’s will host a family-friendly, free outdoor block party, as well as an indoor concert, this Monday, April 25 for their annual benefit and community festival event Instruments A Comin’. The outdoor block party will include performances by Donald Harrison, Jr. & The Tips Interns, The Roots of Music, Mary D. Coghill Charter School, and a battle of the marching bands featuring Edna Karr High School and Sophie B. Wright Charter School.
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The Lusher Charter School governing board voted 6-5 on Saturday morning against recognizing a petition for collective bargaining by the newly-formed United Teachers of Lusher, likely triggering a schoolwide election on the question in the coming weeks.
After the recent outcry over a proposed soccer complex on The Fly, the Audubon Commission plans to create a new policy next week to promote input from neighbors before creating any new developments on more than an acre of green space under its control, the entity announced Thursday.
The rapidly evolving plan to return all schools in New Orleans to local control by 2018 — effectively ending the 10-year reign of the state’s Recovery School District — was hailed as a vitally important milestone in the rebuilding of the city’s school system, school leaders and education activists said Tuesday night at a forum on the the process of re-unifying the school district hosted by the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans.
Their comments were greeted, however, with questions ranging from the skeptical to almost hostile from the audience, underscoring the degree to which many residents remain unconvinced that 10 years of publicly celebrated reforms have made any substantive differences in their neighborhoods.
Charter schools are big business in New Orleans. They basically operate in their own world and are answerable not to the voters but only to their individual boards, each of which is like a mini OPSB.
Charter school organizations can hire whomever they want, pay whatever salaries they want, and purchase supplies and equipment from vendors of their own choosing. As the more successful charter school organizations get the opportunity to start up (or take over) additional schools, their fiefdom grows.
Tipitina’s foundation is holding their 15th annual Instruments A Comin’ benefit on Monday, April 25th at Tipitina’s uptown. All of this year’s proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments for school marching band programs in the Greater New Orleans area. The outdoor portion of the event is free and open to the public and will include a silent auction as well as a performances by Donald Harrison Jr. and the Tipitina’s Interns, Roots of Music, Mary D Coghill, and a battle of the bands performance by Edna Karr and Sophie B. Wright.
Tickets are still available for purchase to attend the indoor portion of the event which will include performances by Galactic, Honey Island Swamp Band, and more! The family-friendly event starts at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Tipitina’s on 501 Napoleon Avenue. General Admissions tickets and VIP experience passes are still available for purchase. Join us!