Topic: New Orleans
Former Rep. William Jefferson will appeal the case. His attorneys claim the sentence is unduly harsh compared to other political corruption convictions.
11/13/2009 12:00 am
A longer school day can help improve student test scores, closing the achievement gap. But critics question the cost of those additional hours.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
The New Orleans National World War II Museum uses immersive tech to boost teaching power – and also entertain.
11/09/2009 12:00 am
Hurricane Katrina provided New Orleans with the opportunity to be part of an environmental revolution and rebuild its houses, schools, and neighborhoods in a green, sustainable way.
11/04/2009 12:00 am
The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case on whether the federal statute of limitations applies to a 1964 Ku Klux Klan (KKK) kidnap-murder. That leaves the issue unresolved for future civil-rights era cases.
11/02/2009 12:00 am
Using clever hoaxes, the two activists use their hilarious pranks to skewer corporate fat-cats.
10/30/2009 01:00 am
Gallery Rising seas
President Obama plans to make two fundraising stops Tuesday night. Thanks to his efforts, Democrats have raised $1.3 million more than Republicans during the past three months.
10/20/2009 01:00 am
Photos of the Day 1015
Promoting volunteerism has been one of the most bipartisan causes of US presidents since Bush’s inaugural speech in 1989. The Obama administration has requested for 2010 a budget of $1.1 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
10/16/2009 01:00 am