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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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Failing Miller-McCoy Academy closing in spring; RSD seeking new operator

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

State sets Dec. 31 deadline for charter organizations to express interest in new campus school was to get. (continued)

  • 12.18.2014
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Ripping the fabric of a neighborhood — and, with it, the spirit of democracy

by John Koeferl  The Lens |  0 comments

“It's not that Holy Cross thinks of itself as Williamsburg or what the French Quarter is to purists.” (continued)

  • 12.18.2014
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Disclosure about The Lens and Loyola University

by Steve Beatty  The Lens |  0 comments

The story about Loyola University President Kevin Wildes’ controversial tenure as chairman of the Civil Service Commission would normally carry […] (continued)

  • 12.17.2014
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