Education Desk

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Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Nearly half of New Orleans’ public schools have reported at least one positive case of COVID-19 in the last two weeks, according to data released Thursday.

The district is currently tracking 82 active cases — 42 students and 40 staff members — across 40 schools. All but one of the cases have been reported in the last two weeks and 839 people are in quarantine due to possible exposure.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

In the weeks after this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans experienced one of the most explosive COVID-19 outbreaks in the country. Since then, music has largely been missing from a city that depends on it.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

The future of New Orleans’ publicly funded childcare program is now tied to a controversial tax proposal that slashes the library’s budget by 40 percent.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

It’s that time of the year again: New Orleans’ public school enrollment. With no neighborhood-specific schools, families must rank which of the city’s 70-plus charter schools they’d like their children to attend. That process starts now.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Public school students will continue learning in-person despite a city-wide spike in COVID-19 cases, New Orleans public school officials announced Thursday.

COVID-19 cases are “exponentially increasing,” according to the city’s dashboard. The number of NOLA-PS students and staff who have tested positive for the virus is at an all-time high since the district began publicly reporting cases back in September.

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