School Performance Scores Released | Educate Now! – Educate Now! founder Leslie Jacobs is “amazed and awed by the continued academic improvement of our schools and students. In 8 years: New Orleans has gone from 62% of students attending failing schools to 5%. We have moved up in the state rankings from 67th to 38th.”
The Louisiana Health Care Commission will hear from local stakeholders and experts about the challenges of implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, frequently called Obamacare, at its quarterly meeting this morning. If the experience of the Louisiana Health Cooperative is any indication, the state, like most other parts of country, is seeing some severe breakdowns in the new, federally run health care marketplace that launched earlier this month.
The final chapter | Gambit – This is an impressively in-depth look at former Mayor Ray Nagin’s trial on twenty-one charges of public corruption, which was recently delayed for three months to give Nagin’s defense team more time to sort through the voluminous amounts of documents that federal prosecutors entered into evidence. This analysis includes a look at the alleged facts, historical context and possible legal strategies which Nagin might pursue.
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...
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