Educational & University News

Nine metro-area college students are among the 21 finalists introduced Tuesday for the state Student of the Year awards. The New Orleans Business Alliance and United Way are partnering with New Orleans’ three traditionally Black universities to lessen the financial burden on college students and encourage them to remain in New Orleans after graduation. Field of candidates for New Orleans schools superintendent minimize from 15 to 7. Dillard, Xavier and Southern targeted in recent weeks, as were different Black faculties in U.S. The Orleans Parish School Board formally reversed the 100-year-old ban on jazz music and jazz dancing in colleges, unanimously voting to overturn the rule that, though unenforced, remained unnoticed on the books for a century.

We’ve spent decades working for college kids and educators—but, there’s nonetheless extra to do. Like our progress in the course of the civil rights and women’s rights actions, we have to dig in …