NEW ORLEANS EDUCATION

N.O. school officials reach settlement in special education lawsuit; monitor to oversee reforms

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The new Orleans Parish School Board was inaugurated at Edward Hynes Charter School Monday January 14, 2013.The board is comprised of Nolan Marshall, Woody Koppel, Seth Bloom, Stanley Smith, interim superintendent (not a board member) Leslie Ellison, Sarah Usdin, Cynthia Cade and Ira Thomas.   .MAGS OUT / INTERNET  OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ JOHN McCUSKER

Lawyers representing a group of students and their families in New Orleans have reached a landmark deal with public school officials on improving special education services — a settlement that will require close scrutiny of practices among the city’s independent charter schools. If a federal judge approves the agreement, it would be the… Continue reading →

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High-ranking NOPD “trailer trash” out of the park, back on the streets

Photo provided by Facebook -- A Holiday card put together by members of the Administrative Support Unit in Dec. 2013. Pictured are: In back, Capts. Bruce Adams, Michael Glasser, Joseph Waguespack and Major Raymond Burkart. In front, Capts. Heather Kouts, William Ceravolo and Frederick Morton. Once eight members strong, the group most recently included only Adams, Little, Morton, Glasser, and Burkart Jr. All have been reassigned.

Lost amid the move this week to reassign 22 New Orleans police officers to the streets… Continue reading →

Suspect in drive-by shooting that killed man, infant pleads guilty, gets 40 years

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Amy Kinard sits by a memorial to her 7-month-old son Deshawn Kinard and his father Deshawn Butler on General DeGaulle Dr underneath the Westbank Expressway in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Where the two were murdered by gunfire Wednesday. Amy Kinard drove the car they were riding in a few yards away from General De Gaulle Dr. past the former toll booths of the Crescent City Connection bridge.

One of two men accused of killing a man and his 7-month-old son during a drive-by shooting last… Continue reading →

California lawyer, visiting New Orleans, brutally beaten in CBD

Photo provided by Bill Callaham -- Bill Callaham

Bill Callaham, a seasoned trial lawyer from Sacramento, California, has visited New Orleans many times, never fearing for… Continue reading →

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Associated Press photo by Mark AlmondLSUs Jordan Mickey looks to shoot in front of UABs Tosin Mehinti during the second half of Thursday's game. LSU won 79-70.

Video: LSU forward Jordan Mickey says the Tigers' adjustments paid off against Alabama-Birmingham

. LSU forward Jordan Mickey scored 13 points and had eight rebounds in the Tigers' 79-70 victory at Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday. Click… Continue reading →

Causeway officials see hope in railings designed to keep vehicles out of Lake Pontchartrain

The truck speeds toward the bridge railing at over 60 mph. On impact, puffs of white can be seen as the tires explode, shards of glass and metal… Continue reading →

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N.O. school officials reach settlement in special education lawsuit; monitor to oversee reforms

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The new Orleans Parish School Board was inaugurated at Edward Hynes Charter School Monday January 14, 2013.The board is comprised of Nolan Marshall, Woody Koppel, Seth Bloom, Stanley Smith, interim superintendent (not a board member) Leslie Ellison, Sarah Usdin, Cynthia Cade and Ira Thomas.   .MAGS OUT / INTERNET  OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ JOHN McCUSKER

Lawyers representing a group of students and their families in New Orleans have reached a landmark deal with public school officials on improving special education services — a settlement that will require close scrutiny of practices among the city’s independent charter… Continue reading →

Sports

Having gashed the Falcons on the ground in the season opener, the Saints brace for a stouter Atlanta run defense in the rematch Sunday

Associated Press photo by DAVID GOLDMAN -- Saints running back Mark Ingram runs for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain chases during the second half Sunday.  Ingram scored a touchdown on the play.

The New Orleans Saints first alerted the NFL that they would be capable of fielding a top-10 rushing attack this season when they played in Atlanta in the season opener. The Saints ran for an impressive 139 yards, and they got… Continue reading →

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A renovated Vieux Carre shotgun makes the cut for Patio Planters tour

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --   Maddie and Dave Jorgensen's French Quarter home Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

It was barely a year ago that Maddie and David Jorgensen were handed the keys to their French Quarter shotgun. Since then they have painted and wired, plumbed and roofed. They have replaced all the major appliances, upgraded the efficiency of… Continue reading →

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Review: Louisiana actress Quvenzhané Wallis shines in ‘Annie’ remake

Columbia Pictures photo by BARRY WETCHER -- Quvenzhané Wallis, an 11-year-old actress from Houma, received a Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in the musical 'Annie.'

“Annie,” the Depression era-set Broadway musical previously adapted into a 1982 film and 1999 TV movie, gets its biggest makeover yet with the 2014 film version of the story. Houma native Quvenzhané Wallis, the 11-year-old actress who received an Oscar… Continue reading →

Photos

Photos: Pelicans’ Gordon gives away bikes

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (left) talks with Lazavius Davis (right) at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Gretna where Gordon surprised 50 local children with new bicycles and helmets. The giveaway was a part of the Boys & Girls Club's annual holiday party and Gordon's EG10Gives initiative.  In his fourth season as a Pelican, Gordon is focusing his community efforts in New Orleans and is planning to host several events and give back to the community that supports the Pelicans throughout the season.

New Orleans Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon hosted a surprise bike giveaway at West Bank Boys & Girls Club.… Continue reading →

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