Jed Horne

News Editor Jed Horne is a veteran journalist who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as part of the Times-Picayune team that covered Katrina and the recovery. He is the author of “Desire Street” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and “Breach of Faith” (Random House, 2006, 2008), which was declared “the best of the Katrina books” on NPR. He can be reached at (504) 864-3156.

Recent posts

What should we do with Charity Hospital?


Since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the soaring Art Deco masterpiece, it seems like everyone and her uncle has come forward with a plan for the adaptive reuse of Charity Hospital. And yet eight years later it stands empty. The Lens is soliciting the views of our readers and city leaders.

It's official: second grade to be added next semester; new board chairman takes charge

By Amy Holiday, The Lens charter school reporter |

Lycée Francais is adding a second grade, a move approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and ratified at a special meeting of the school’s board, April 24. Thirty students were accepted conditionally by lottery from a large pool of applicants on April 18, an admissions process that can now roll forward to completion.

$1 million "i3" grant to be awarded in early May; state tests administered without problems

By Marta Jewson, The Lens charter school reporter |

A federal i3 grant to expand enrollment was up for discussion at the James Singleton Charter School directors meeting, April 17. The i3 program describes itself as designed “to turn around persistently low-performing schools through the development of new public charter schools.”  The grant would provide up to $1 million.