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Friday, March 25, 2022
A 100-year-old ban on jazz music and dancing in New Orleans' public schools has finally been lifted — though it was never really enforced.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
A tornado touched down in the New Orleans area Tuesday night causing widespread damage and at least one death.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
The bands may be smaller this year, but students say they're prepared to keep the culture alive and entertain hundreds of thousands of revelers.
Monday, October 04, 2021
Hurricane Ida walloped south Louisiana a month ago. The killer storm wrecked lives and buildings. Now, kids are beginning to head back to classrooms for the first time since the hurricane.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
New Orleans schools are on track to reopen in the coming days, but students in Louisiana's river and coastal parishes may be out of school for several more weeks.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Recovery is slow going in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida stormed ashore on Sunday. Rescue crews are still trying to get into hard hit areas as residents cope with the prospect of no power for weeks.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
New Orleans residents who lived through Hurricane Katrina's devastation are now confronting another hurricane of epic scale. Some people are riding out the storm because they can't afford to leave.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
One school returned to last year's drive-in movie theater, while another hosted about 600 personal ceremonies. In New Orleans, families celebrated with a spontaneous second line parade.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
New Orleans officials canceled all the Mardi Gras parades this year. But that didn't stop some residents from getting into the spirit anyway. They decorated their houses for drive-through parades.
Friday, February 12, 2021
The Mardi Gras season is usually a fun and festive affair. But this year, a year after the celebration led New Orleans to become one of the nation's first COVID-19 hot spots, it's different.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
After months of silence, music programs are attempting to resume limited in-person rehearsals at NOLA public schools, where the stakes go far beyond what kids do with their after-school time.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana last month, leaving a long trail of devastation. Public schools closed after the storm, but reopen this week with many buildings still damaged or destroyed.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Small groups of students, organized at the local level, may offer a more equitable alternative to "pandemic pods." But they're far from universally accessible.
Monday, August 31, 2020
With many schools opening up either part-time or remotely, working parents face a childcare gap. Districts and nonprofits are partnering to provide accessible childcare and remote learning options.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
One of hardest hit parts of Louisiana during Hurricane Laura was Lake Charles. The 150 mph winds shredded buildings, signs and blew out windows. Now the lengthy process of rebuilding is underway.
Friday, April 24, 2020
After 33 years and two women's basketball championships at Notre Dame, Muffet McGraw retired this week. She's been outspoken about having more women leaders in sports.
Monday, April 13, 2020
As coronavirus-related restrictions take hold, the number of runners hitting roads and trails outside is surging. Here are some ideas for how to minimize your risks as you log your miles.
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the coronavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
A new COVID-19 website and app will then offer recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The president's decision came hours after floating the possibility that he would issue quarantines for the hard-hit states. The CDC later advised residents against non-essential travel for 14 days.