Post-Katrina report shows gains — and pains; Freret sidesteps gentrification flap

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A proposed coal export terminal on the lower Mississippi River has environmental and community groups questioning the state’s commitment to coastal restoration, while state officials say they’ve found a way for the facility’s permit to continue while moving forward with a river diversion on the same property.

 For more, read this 2012 Lens reporting on the planned coal facility.

The report titled “Separate and Unequal,” by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that “white students are increasingly concentrated today, relative to population share, in the nation’s 468 most well-funded, selective four-year colleges and universities, while African-American and Hispanic students are more and more concentrated in the 3,250 least well-funded, open-access, two- and four-year colleges.”

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