Education Desk

Education news is a priority for our expanding local news reporting — providing trusted news for parents, educators and community leaders. 

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Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

OneApp, New Orleans’ centralized school enrollment system, goes live Friday for the 2021-22 school year. Almost all of the district’s schools use OneApp to register new students, with the exception of some of the city’s top-rated schools: Benjamin Franklin High School, Lake Forest Charter School and Lusher Charter School.

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It’s been 60 years since four New Orleans first-graders walked through the doors of two all-white elementary schools. Ruby Bridges, Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne became young Civil Rights leaders in a new push for school integration in the Deep South.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Students at Akili Academy in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward marked the 60-year anniversary of Civil Rights icon Ruby Bridges’ historic walk by retracing her steps Friday morning.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

New Orleans public schools reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the district’s apparent total to 55. The number of individuals in quarantine due to possible exposure dropped from 160 to 137.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

With seven weeks worth of data, New Orleans Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said there’s “no indication” COVID-19 is spreading within the city’s K-12 schools.

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