When language becomes a barrier for their children at school, parents with limited English proficiency also pay the price.

The Historic Carver Theater, once a state of the art movie theater for blacks in the 1950s, reopens as a performance venue in the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, hoping to bring arts, music, culture and jobs to the region.

Although the Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce has become a staple in many kitchens, trendier sauces are beginning to emerge because of increasing immigrant populations and diversified tastes.

The pervasiveness of charter schools in New Orleans has some community members concerned about the preservation of marching band culture and traditions as schools are closed or consolidated.

Four separate educational systems overlay the city of New Orleans. Four students’ stories show the strengths and weaknesses of each system and highlight the importance of parental involvement in any environment.

Habari, a newborn black-and-white Colobus monkey, makes her debut at The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

An influx of post-Katrina artists, coupled with a desire to chronicle hip-hop’s relationship to the city, has prompted a new digital archive that will document hip-hop’s impact on New Orleans.

How an unlikely pair of New Orleans residents rehabilitated Louis Armstrong Park in Tremé, the birthplace of jazz music, as a venue for Jazz in the Park, starring groups like the Nola Cherry Bombs, the trumpeter Kermit Ruffins and James Andrews, known locally as the “Satchmo of the Ghetto.”

Residents and tourists descended on downtown New Orleans for the much anticipated reopening of Riverwalk Marketplace, which underwent a year-long renovation.


The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New Orleans for 2014 is now concluded. We will resume in May 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.

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The National Weather Service of New Orleans/Baton Rouge issued a flash flood watch Wednesday afternoon remaining into effect through Thursday evening.