Education

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Award

Wed, 02/27/08
Authored by Marie Lovejoy
When KIPP McDonough 15 started their new school year one year after Katrina, music teacher Kelvin Harrison had no instruments with which to teach. After he displays a little ingenuity and a lot of dedication, help comes from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation . . . and they... Read more

First Book Comes to New Orleans

Thu, 09/27/07
Authored by David Weinberg
First Book is a national organization started to give books to low-income kids across the country. After Hurricane Katrina, First Book set out to bring five million books to the Gulf Coast region. At a recent event held at the New Orleans Public Library, hundreds of books ... Read more

Julie's Year of Teaching

Wed, 05/23/07
Authored by Eve Abrams
In this Street Talk, Eve Abrams talks with veteran teacher Julie Wedding about her first year back in New Orleans since the storm. For Julie, talking about being a teacher — in large part — means talking about her students. Read more

Music Education

Wed, 05/09/07
Authored by David Weinberg
Debut from Street Talk reporter David Weinberg on music education in New Orleans. David's living with music relief worker and activist Peter Spring in the Bywater area of the city. Read more

Rabouin High School Remembers Teacher Dinerral Shavers

Fri, 01/26/07
Authored by Matt Sakakeeny
This WWOZ Street Talk the explores the life and work of musician Dinerral Shavers, through the high school band program he started at L.E. Rabouin High School, in the Louisiana Recovery School District. Shavers was killed in January, but his students continue to carry on th... Read more

Teach for America Returns to Post-Katrina New Orleans

Mon, 10/09/06
Authored by David Kunian
One of the greater concerns with the recovery of New Orleans has been the schools. How have teachers responded to the evacuation and recovery? Street Talk reporter David Kunian talked with Executive Director of Teach For America Mary Garton and recently returned teacher Ky... Read more

Tulane Music Library Works Toward Restoration

Sat, 06/24/06
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
When floodwaters inundated the basement of Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the extensive collection of audio and video recordings — many rare or irreplaceable — were entirely lost. Music librarian Lenny Bertrand joins Alison on Street Talk to discuss th... Read more

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