Education

Chris Miller
July 16, 2018 - 7:04 pm
A new study that public schools in New Orleans got measurably better after Hurricane Katrina. In the first in-depth analysis of the post-Katrina school reforms, Tulane professor and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans Doug Harris says test scores increased 11 to 16...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:13 pm
(WWL.com) - A Tulane geologist has been selected to join scientists from around the world who are traveling to Antarctica to research the history of glaciers at the bottom of the globe. Tulane Assistant professor Dr. Brent Goehring says this could give us a peek into potential sea rise levels in...
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June 23, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to study entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities. Chris Surprenant plans to work with academics from historically black colleges, including Dillard...
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June 20, 2018 - 9:33 pm
(WWL.com) - Over a hundred students from around the state congregated at the state capital in an effort to let their voices be heard on the topic of funding for higher education and TOPS. Among them, Kayla English of Delgado Community College, says she has optimism for funding and hopes others will...
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June 17, 2018 - 11:49 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The University of New Orleans says it has received a $195,400 grant to develop an advanced training facility for cybersecurity and operations. In a news release the university says the grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents will pay for hardware facilities such as servers,...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The college system's Board of Supervisors announced that it unanimously agreed not to back system-wide fee hikes for students in the 2018-19 school year, amid worries that could price some students out of school. Individual, program-specific fees could be raised, however...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A measure aimed at protecting controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges has been signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Democratic governor agreed to the legislation a year after vetoing a similar proposal sponsored by one of his top foes, House GOP...
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June 10, 2018 - 7:52 am
(WWL.com) - Public school students in Louisiana can have a bulletproof backpack next school year as a result of a new state law. Republican Senator Mike Walsworth, who sponsored the bill, says it could protect students in the event of an active shooter on campus. But, if you are interested in...
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June 09, 2018 - 10:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's public school teachers will be allowed paid leaves of absence for up to 30 days after adopting a child. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law the measure by Rep. Rick Edmonds, a Baton Rouge Republican, requiring school districts to grant the leave time...
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June 03, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans soon will have a new dean. A university news release says Brian Edwards will assume the post July 1. Edwards is currently the Crown Professor in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University, where he also is a...
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