In the News – August 27, 2012

In this edition of In the News:

LA’s Minority Students Outperform Peers

Louisiana Minority Students Making Gains in College and Career Readiness
LA Department of Education – August 22, 2012
According to a 2012 ACT report, Louisiana’s minority students – including Hispanic, African-American and American-Indian students – outperformed their peers across the nation on the ACT. The average composite score for Louisiana’s African-American students is 17.5, compared to 17.0 nationally. The average composite score for Louisiana’s Hispanic students is 20.5, compared to 18.9 nationally. 

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And the OPSB Candidates Are….

This fall, all seven seats on the Orleans Parish School Board will be up for election. This election is important because:

  • This board will choose the new School Superintendent.
  • This board will play an important role in the return of RSD schools to local control over the next few years. 
The primary will be held November 6, 2012, and runoff elections will be held December 8, 2012. 

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In the News – August 13, 2012

In this edition of In the News:

We’re America’s Fastest Growing City

A Look Into America’s Fastest Growing City
Forbes – July 26, 2012
New Orleans is America’s fastest growing city, and it’s not just because of residents returning since Katrina. A high quality of life, business-friendly environment, and progress in education reform have lured new industries, new jobs and new people to the city. Continue reading