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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…

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Ursuline Academy announces Fall Festival with lawn concert on Nov. 14 (sponsored)

The concert on the lawn at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans will feature three performances: The Hundreds Brass Band — The Original Pinettes — Charmaine Neville. Here in New Orleans, festivals play an essential role in celebrating our unique culture. After a year of virtual concerts and drive-by events, fall 2021 is finally gearing up Read More…

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Bricolage collective bargaining agreement to include safety protocols in a pandemic

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Despite Hurricane Ida setbacks and Covid-related interruptions, teachers at Bricolage Academy are optimistic about moving forward with their collective bargaining agreement. The Mid-City Messenger spoke with Bricolage Academy Educators United member and middle school workshop teacher Justin Smith recently to hear updates on the Orlean Parish School Board’s newest member Read More…

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School chief announces his picks for renaming McDonogh schools on Esplanade Avenue

By Domonique Tolliver, Mid-City Messenger Orleans school Superintendent Henderson Lewis has chosen his suggested names for the schools to renamed across Orleans Parish. In the Mid-City area, the John McDonogh 28 and 15 buildings are up for renaming.  Orleans Parish School Board is changing the names of the buildings only, not the charter schools they Read More…