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Just 4 percent of formerly incarcerated people have a bachelor’s degree. Now, a movement to raise that number is gaining momentum as Congress reconsiders a ban on Pell grants for prisoners, and some states seek to prevent universities from barring felons
In Louisiana, a flagship university president argues the lack of black students on campus isn’t just a moral problem; it’s bad for the financial future of the university
The state’s athletic association lifts a rule requiring social security numbers after an outcry by educators and activists
A New Orleans charter school’s teachers discover sports help them reach struggling students, but the LHSAA won’t let them play without social security numbers. As a result of this report from November by Casey Parks, on Friday, the LHSAA will vote to amend their rule.
Once considered innovative, Louisiana's TOPS program, which provides scholarships to more than 50,000 students every year, now benefits the wealthy more than it helps those in need and bears only a passing resemblance to Patrick Taylor's original vision.