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A conversation on emergency preparedness as New Orleans waits for Tropical Storm Barry, Entergy’s efforts to lower carbon emissions, and a new approach to give expelled students the tools to return to their regular classroom
A special all-schools episode. Host and producer Jessica Rosgaard talks to education researcher Doug Harris about New Orleans becoming an all-charter city. And we hear from the lawyer for a family suing John F. Kennedy High School.
Marta Jewson on lead filters in New Orleans schools. Michael Isaac Stein on Entergy regulation. And host and producer Jessica Rosgaard interviews Waveland Mayor Mike Smith about the Bonnet Carre Spillway and its impact on the coast.
High school administrators scramble to figure out who’s eligible to graduate, even after the ceremony is over. The Orleans school district wants to put a school athletic field on a former toxic dump site. And what’s going on with the Gun Violence Reduction Task Force?
Marta Jewson on the four-day week at Friends of King Schools. Michael Isaac Stein on an affordable housing development in Bywater. And Lens co-founder Karen Gadbois on Ken Charity, who faces federal charges related to the collapse of First NBC Bank.
Marta Jewson on the resignation of a charter school network’s CEO. Michael Isaac Stein on the latest recommended fines against Entergy New Orleans. And some highlights from The Lens’ most recent public records workshop.