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New Orleans school receiving aid from MTSU

It's hard to believe that more than a year has passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Cities and towns are still rebuilding, and students are trying to resume their normal school lives. Thanks to a tentative plan by Middle Tennesse...

New Orleans looking for a few good teachers

If you're a teacher looking for a job and a bit of a challenge, some New Orleans schools would like to speak with you. The schools, which were already having troubles before Hurricane Katrina hit, are in a desperate situation. According to some schoo...

Jolie-Pitts purchase $3.5 million house in New Orleans

Brad Pitt is about to start work on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a new film being shot in New Orleans, and, according to US Weekly, he's bringing the family. He and partner Angelina Jolie have just purchased a $3.5 million, 6 bedroom in The...

Ruby Bridges visits namesake school

Forty-six years ago, a nervous little girl made history and became a hero simply by showing up on the first day of school. Ruby Bridges, then six years old, was the first black student to attend the previously all-white William Frantz Elementary Scho...

Pitt and Jolie to help hurricane ravaged New Orleans

After all of the hullabaloo that followed the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt camp for most of the winter and spring months, not much has been heard from the duo since the birth of their daughter, Shilo. But just recently the pair have announced plans to sp...

New Orleans schools experience Katrina rebirth

From CNN.com:  the New Orleans school system has historically been one of the worst  in the United States -- buildings were dilapidated, kids were scoring low on standardized tests, money was disappearing.  Things seemed hopeless. The...

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