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Nelson Charter School principal out of her job since last week, New Beginnings confirms

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

The four-school charter organization has seen turnover at the top of every campus in past two years. (continued)

  • 10.24.2014
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Ethics Board: Friends of King CEO Doris Hicks, 3 relatives violated nepotism law

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has filed charges against Friends of King Schools CEO Doris Hicks and three relatives after finding them in violation of state law aimed to prevent nepotism. The action follows a Lens story that reported Hicks had hired six family members. (continued)

  • 10.24.2014
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Marie Williams said she’d straighten out dysfunctional courtroom if elected criminal judge

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

She put herself in the spotlight by recording a meeting with Judge Frank Marullo in which she says he offered her a job to get out of the race. (continued)

  • 10.23.2014
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