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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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With just months left, staff seeks resignation of Lagniappe interim principal

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

Temporary leader was part of the problem that got school closed, teachers say. (continued)

  • 03.31.2015
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Wednesday rally: Obama should order disclosure of campaign donations

by Janet Hays  The Lens |  0 comments

An executive order from Obama would not end or limit donations, but it would shine light on a corrupting cash nexus. (continued)

  • 03.30.2015
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Principals discuss study that found charters tried to exclude some students

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

New report shows school leaders admitted to screening students to get the best. (continued)

  • 03.26.2015
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