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Peter Mayer kicks off its 50th year celebrations at soiree

October 11, 2017 by

NOLA.comPeter A. Mayer was born in 1929 in Germany, and at six, escaped Nazi Germany with his family to come to the U.S., eventually landing in New Orleans. After high school (Alcee Fortier) and college (University of Missouri), and brief stints at the New ...

Killed in Vietnam, classmate remembered with ceremony at high school

June 19, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateSome of those men were among about 50 who gathered on a corner of what was once Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans on a recent Saturday afternoon. Fortier is now named Lusher Charter School, and a tall iron fence surrounds the building. The crowd ...

16 closed New Orleans high schools: Vintage photos from The Times-Picayune

April 4, 2017 by

NOLA.comIn New Orleans, "Where did you go to school?'' means one thing, and one thing only: high school. But what about when your high school is gone? What about when the building is razed, or when the building remains but the the name and mascot and school ...

National labor board rules that Lusher and International High School can be unionized

February 4, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateThe question of whether teachers can force the boards of charter schools in New Orleans to recognize their unions is likely headed to the courts. Almost all public schools in the city these days operate as independent charters, and almost all of them ...

Lusher Charter, embroiled in school funding lawsuit, faces questions about its services for gifted students

September 13, 2016 by The Advocate

The AdvocateFor months, Lusher Charter School, one of the top-ranked public schools in the state, has been waging a court battle to hold onto the extra funding it gets for pupils designated as gifted and talented, claiming that money is necessary to provide the ...

Lusher's 'Joan of Arc' Kathy Riedlinger often a focus of controversy over admissions, discrimination claims

May 30, 2016 by The Advocate

The AdvocateShe also expanded the then 500-student Willow Street elementary school's footprint, adding a South Carrollton Avenue “extension” in 1990, then a high school after Katrina at the old Alcee Fortier campus on Freret Street, to total 1,700 students today ...

Will union's unexpected defeat at Lusher School prove to be an exception or the rule? Time will tell

May 21, 2016 by The Advocate

The AdvocateLusher and other local schools' experiences have varied because “everyone is different,” said Les Alexander, the board president at Benjamin Franklin High School — the first New Orleans school to accept a bargaining agreement with teachers since ...

Union election is a go at Lusher Charter School, national labor board official rules

May 10, 2016 by The Advocate

The AdvocateLusher, a public charter school, is a “political subdivision” of the state — in effect a local government — and thus is free from the labor board's oversight, a Lusher attorney argued during a recent hearing on the union issue. That was a switch from ...

Orleans area prep landscape still showing the effects of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

August 24, 2015 by

NOLA.comWe lost a lot of schools. There's no more Frederick Douglass High School or John F. Kennedy High School. Kennedy was going to be in our district that season before the storm hit. (L.B.) Landry is another team that was going to be in our district. John ...

What do you know about the time capsule in the main public library in New Orleans?

July 27, 2015 by

bestofneworleans.comThe project was the work of the Alcee Fortier High School Key Club. The group's president, student Robert E. Hill Jr., was among the speakers at the ceremony. Also present were Mayor deLesseps "Chep" Morrison, City Councilman (and future mayor) Vic ...

Roswell Weil, 99, was an investment broker who served on many boards

March 16, 2015 by

NOLA.comRoswell Joseph Weil, an investment broker who was active in a broad range of Jewish organizations, died Sunday (March 15) at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 99. A native of Alexandria who lived there less than a year before his family moved to ...

August Perez III, an architect whose projects included the world's fair and Harrah's Casino, dies at 81

December 8, 2014 by

NOLA.comAugust Perez III, an architect who helped change New Orleans' skyline with projects such as the 1984 world's fair, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Harrah's Casino, One Canal Place and Zephyr Stadium, died Friday at his home. He was 81. A native ...

Before Canton, Aeneas Williams was pride of Fortier High

August 2, 2014 by

STLtoday.comAt a high school that no longer exists in the Uptown area of New Orleans, the gymnasium had history in its floorboards and hanging on its walls. Along one wall of the basketball court, about 8 feet up, there was a series of framed photos. One of my ...

Aeneas Williams showed early promise at Fortier High School

July 30, 2014 by The Advocate

The AdvocateAeneas Williams played 14 years as a starting defensive back in the NFL, reaching the Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams after the 2001 season. However, as Williams gets ready to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton ...

Police searching for rightful owner of stolen '35 Fortier class ring

December 27, 2013 by

Harahan Police detectives are trying to find the rightful owner of a stolen Alcee Fortier High School class ring recovered during a burglary investigation. The owner of the well-worn, gold ring set with an oval-shaped sapphire-colored stone graduated ...

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