As the 2013-14 funding plan boomeranged between the Legislature and the state board of education, the state education superintendent revealed that the state had to find an extra $29 million for the current school year; meanwhile, parents of students in the voucher program rallied to keep their kids enrolled.

“When it comes to crime Kellie Grengs has the upper hand. Sixteen crime cameras surround her home on Freret and Soniat streets Uptown. “I’m fine with it. I feel secure,” says Grengs. Feeling secure is what the rest along the Freret corridor want. It’s why residents hope to secure a $6,000 grant from Harrah’s [casino] to pay for 12 new crime cameras.”


Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...