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Turning the Tide: Challenging the School to Prison Pipeline in New Orleans

Last fall I spent some time at the Tulane Towers Learning Center near the intersection of Tulane Avenue and Broad Street in New Orleans. Jerome Jupiter generously allowed me the freedom to talk to staff and students at his program, New Orleans Providing Literacy to All Youth (NOPLAY). The result is my article on the work they are doing to help people who are not enrolled in traditional schools earn their General Educational Development (GED) certificate. The Crisis, the magazine for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), published the story in its current edition.

NOPLAY students - Essence Washington, Kierra Grimes, Norkeya Jenkins and Tonisha Powell
NOPLAY students – Essence Washington, Kierra Grimes, Norkeya Jenkins and Tonisha Powell