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The Lens
New Orleans' nonprofit news team. For 10 years, we've investigated hard news in support of informed community opinion. Email alerts:
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Charles Maldonado 6h
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Charles Maldonado 6h
We asked again today for the city to explain this all to us. No answer.
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The Lens 10h
And of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated annual charter renewals because schools did not receive new school performance scores from the state this fall.
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The Lens 10h
It’s that time of year — the annual dance of New Orleans charter schools as those with expiring contracts seek new ones and families and school staff await word on their fate for next school year.
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The Lens 10h
NOLA Public Schools to present charter renewal slate Tuesday
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Philip Kiefer 12h
Following up to my story from last week, the governor announced last night that in fact we will not lose National Guard support for COVID response. But the whiplash highlights how fickle the federal government's support is right now.
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The Lens 11h
This week on the podcast: The Proposition 2 campaign. DA candidates pledge a comprehensive review of non-unanimous jury verdicts. The OPSB races. And rising COVID cases in schools. Hosted and produced by Carolyne Heldman.
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The Lens 11h
Behind The Lens episode 107: 'But that isn't true'
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The Lens 14h
After weeks of uncertainty, governor announces that National Guard will continue to provide COVID-19 testing in New Orleans
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Charles Maldonado Dec 3
Nice job fact-checking 's interview.
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The Lens Dec 3
The City Council passed the 2021 budget based on the current, pre-election millage rates. We’ve repeatedly asked for an explanation of how that’s possible if the yet-to-be-approved millages are “built into” the budget. Still waiting on an answer.
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The Lens Dec 3
District and city officials say the rise in school cases reflects the rise in cases across the city from community spread. Before closing schools officials would consider limiting extracurricular activities or reducing class sizes.
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The Lens Dec 3
Nearly half of NOLA Public Schools campuses have a COVID-19 case, 839 quarantining
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The Lens Dec 3
Opinion: The value of libraries "Protect our libraries. Vote no on December 5," writes columnist Moira Crone.
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The Lens Dec 2
Officials on Wednesday repeated several of the false and misleading statements that the Cantrell administration has used to sell the proposal to the public.
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The Lens Dec 2
Library director says there is no written plan to adjust to 40% cut backed by Cantrell
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The Lens Dec 2
There are over 300 cases that the candidates have promised to review. But they will be inheriting a DA's office that just had its city budget allocation cut by over 20 percent and a backlog of cases piling up at Tulane and Broad due to the pandemic.
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The Lens Dec 2
Orleans DA candidates say they will review all old non-unanimous verdicts regardless of upcoming Supreme Court ruling
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The Lens Dec 2
The Louisiana Department of Health's weekly schools update is out. Here are the numbers from Orleans Parish:
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Karen Gadbois Dec 2
Worth re visiting
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