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Put youth who break the law where they belong — in a great school

School and city officials surround family members of Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill at a dedication of the new school housed within a youth jail. Attendees included Ismail El-Shaakir,…

Why one Louisiana high school and its mascot will become a symbol of national division

It should be an honor for any marching band to perform at a presidential inauguration, but a high school that has a history and distinction of allowing the Confederate…

How can we raise future black women mathematicians? Start by asking them

The new movie Hidden Figures tells an inspiring behind-the scenes story of black women mathematicians Studying the successes of black women mathematicians opens a window into how…

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

Can digital media literacy contend with bogus news?

What will happen to after-school programs in a Trump administration?

Providers need to make themselves heard to influence those decisions

Show me the data! Government restrictions hamper attempts to see how NOLA kids really fare

Andre Perry discusses the Data Center of New Orleans’ Youth Index. Here are some key recent findings about the youth of New Orleans during the last year:…

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Youth aren’t props — they need an actual seat at the policy table

School discipline ranks high among concerns

U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math

Math performance of American 15-year-olds declined significantly on international PISA test

We need more black people rooting for tech entrepreneurs, not just football players

America’s future is at stake if we keep excluding people of color from tech jobs

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