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InspireNOLA Charter Schools’ Peace Walk brings awareness to students’ loss at gun violence (sponsored)

InspireNOLA high school students from Edna Karr, Eleanor McMain, and McDonogh 35 hosted a peace walk on January 11th, bringing awareness to the ongoing gun violence happening across New Orleans with the strive for peace in the city. NOLALove advocates for our youth by providing services focused on academic excellence, mental health awareness, family wellness, Read More…

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InspireNOLA Schools announces Kevin Barnes, Jr. as Chief of Staff (sponsored)

InspireNOLA Charter Schools is proud to announce that Kevin Barnes, Jr. has joined the organization as Chief of Staff. He most recently served as the Managing Director of Engagement and External Relations at KIPP New Orleans Schools, which is part of the national KIPP Foundation, the nation’s largest charter school network. InspireNOLA Chief Executive Officer Jamar Read More…

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InspireNOLA Charter Schools launches citywide youth initiative to combat gun violence Oct. 12 (sponsored)

A student-led initiative that focuses on decreasing gun violence across the city. The city we all know and love is now the “Murder Capital for the U.S.,” and it’s time that we, as leaders across the city, act quickly to change this narrative. Recent reports suggest that youth in New Orleans are at the forefront Read More…

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Warren Easton’s ninth-grade annex ready for students; officials hold ribbon-cutting

Warren Easton Charter High School students will return to school Wednesday (Aug. 10) to some major changes to the Canal Street campus. The ninth-graders will be across the street from the 110-year-old school building, in the former Meadows-Draughon Business College at 3026-30 Canal St. On Tuesday (Aug. 9), that building will be officially dedicated. Warren Read More…

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Morris Jeff Community School establishes scholarship to honor student’s grandmother killed after 2022 graduation ceremony

Morris Jeff Community School is inviting the public to support a scholarship fund established in the memory of Augustine Greenwood, a grandmother of a 2022 Morris Jeff graduating student who was killed by a stray bullet during a melee in the Xavier University parking lot after the school’s commencement ceremonies. This scholarship will be awarded Read More…

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Warren Eaton’s controversial bus plan for its ninth-grade academy is reinstated

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger When Warren Easton Charter High School‘s ninth-grade annex opens in the fall across Canal Street from the main campus, school buses will rumble behind the new academy next to its neighbors’ homes. The City Council voted in March to allow Warren Easton to incorporate five empty residentially zoned lots into Read More…

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City Council nixes Warren Easton’s bus plan for new ninth-grade academy

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The City Council moved Warren Easton Charter High School’s expansion forward last week while removing its controversial plan for school bus traffic. Warren Easton officially broke ground Feb. 14 on the renovation of the five-story former business college at 3026-30 Canal St., across from the 110-year-old school. It will house Read More…

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Morris Jeff Community School invites public to Black History Month, Mardi Gras events

Morris Jeff Community School is inviting its neighbors along with its friends and families to commemorate Black History Month and celebrate Mardi Gras with the school community. Tonight (Feb. 16) at 6. p.m., the school will host its Black History Poetry Slam on at the Morris Jeff Middle School Campus, 2733 Esplanade Ave. Middle school Read More…

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Warren Easton holds groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion project

Warren Easton Charter High School officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday (Feb. 14), ceremoniously beginning its planned expansion across Canal Street, where it plans to open its Ninth Grade Academy. After years of seeking ways to expand its footprint to admit more freshmen, in 2015 the charter board purchased the former Meadows-Draughon Business College at 3026-30 Read More…

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Warren Easton expansion moves forward with controversial school bus plan intact

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Warren Easton Charter High School’s plans to expand to the other side of Canal Street won the approval of the City Planning Commission last week, despite strong opposition from some of its neighbors. Warren Easton, the city’s top-rated open-admission public high school, is routinely overwhelmed with applications. Each year, more Read More…