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Philadelphia schools close due to high temperatures and no air conditioning

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Schools are open in Philadelphia, but tens of thousands of students have been sent home early this week because it's too hot in their unairconditioned classrooms.


A guaranteed income program in rural Georgia hopes to reduce income inequality

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Guaranteed income programs are often associated with big cities. A new program aims to help residents in rural Georgia.


New Orleans rescinds a long-ignored rule prohibiting jazz and dancing in schools

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.


Deadly tornado causes damage across New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

A tornado touched down in the New Orleans area Tuesday night causing widespread damage and at least one death.


With the return of Mardi Gras marching bands, New Orleans' streets are full of magic

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.


A month after Hurricane Ida, thousands of kids have yet to return to school

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.


Because Of Ida, At Least 45,000 Louisiana Students May Be Out Of School Until October

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.


New Orleans's Recover From Hurricane Ida's Damage Has Been Slow

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.


16 Years After Katrina, Gulf Coast Residents Confront Trauma With Hurricane Ida

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.


High School Graduations Brought Joy This Year, Even If They Weren't Back To Normal

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.


In A Year Without Parades, Mardi Gras In New Orleans Is All About House Floats

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.


What Mardi Gras Looks Like During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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.


In New Orleans, Music Education Programs Cautiously Fall Back In Step

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.


How Louisiana Schools Are Doing After Hurricane Laura

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.


'Learning Hubs' Offer Free Child Care And Learning — But Only For A Lucky Few

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.


Communities Are Trying To Help Working Parents Who Face A Child Care Gap

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.


Lake Charles, Louisiana Begins Recovery Process After Hurricane Laura

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.


Notre Dame Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw Wants To See More Women Coaching

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.


How Runners Can Keep Themselves And Others Safe During The Pandemic

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.


'The Wuhan I Know': A Comic About The City Behind The Coronavirus Headlines

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.