Aubri Juhasz

Education Reporter

Aubri Juhasz is the education reporter for New Orleans Public Radio. Before coming to New Orleans, she was a producer for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She helped lead the show's technology and book coverage and reported her own feature stories, including the surge in cycling deaths in New York City and the decision by some states to offer competitive video gaming to high school students as an extracurricular activity.

She grew up on Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in English and political science from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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New COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to take effect in New Orleans, but public school operations will not be impacted, the district said in a press release Wednesday. Schools will begin post-holiday instruction on Jan. 4.

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Among the tasks on New Orleans’ long new year list: launch guaranteed income.

The city recently secured $500,000 to pilot unconditional cash payments to a select group of residents. But getting guaranteed income up and running takes more than just money, and the city has a long way to go before it can start distributing funds.

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It’s been a busy week for the Orleans Parish School Board. During its last two meetings of the year, members rejected tax exemptions for the Folger’s Coffee Company, approved new accountability measures for charter school finances, received an update on music and art education, and amended district-wide discipline policies to account for virtual learning.

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COVID-19 cases reported by New Orleans public schools were down this week, but not by much. The district reported 76 active cases across 39 schools compared to 80 active cases the week before.

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Dillard University announced a fundraising first on Tuesday: $5 million from a single donor. The money comes from billionaire MacKenzie Scott, a novelist who was once married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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