Backpacks, masks and temperature checks: NOLA Public Schools’ youngest students return to the classroom
Twelve New Orleans public schools are reopening for in-person classes this week. Students have been at home since March.
Colleges and elementary schools are back in session. Wait, why is that news? Oh right.
District and school officials said ventilation components of the HVAC system were not part of the problem. The building is properly ventilated, they said. It’s just too hot.
In COVID-19 update, officials say that about 38 percent of students have opted to stay home.
The agency is working to fix the issue, after incorrectly telling some 7,600 clients they would have to pay back thousands of dollars in overpaid benefits.
Under ordinance, tear gas can be used only to prevent loss of life, injury or to dislodge a barricaded violent suspect. It’s not yet clear how the department will interpret the language in policy.
Tax revenues for 2020 now expected to be less than half what officials estimated in 2019 due to collapsed tourism industry.
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The Real Name Campaign plans to elevate its fight to advocate for accessible, more expansive gender marker changes by taking on the DMV and the state of Louisiana
No place for intimidation and fear: Tenants’ rights must be protected, especially during economic crisis caused by COVID-19
“We will not be intimidated by any attempts to keep tenants from learning critical information regarding their protection.”
The refusal to renew the federal compensation, leaving it at the state limit of $247 per week, would be unconscionable and would push thousands of people in Louisiana into hunger and homelessness.
“Asian Americans have stood on the sidelines and watched as Black Americans are murdered for too long. We exculpate ourselves because we only passively witness racism by others, failing to admit that we are just as responsible as the perpetrators themselves because we do nothing to stop it.”
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