Education Desk

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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