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Kathryn Hurley,
a second-grade language arts teacher at KIPP Central City Primary, was named the only Louisiana finalist for The New Teacher Project's 2017 Fishman Prize. TNTP's award honors 100 public school teachers each year. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.


Arthur Roger
is donating his personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art, which will run Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans next month. Representing more than 40 years of art, Roger's donation to the museum includes more than 80 pieces.


Tynekia Buckley
was sentenced in U.S. District Court May 17 to four years of probation for allowing her bail bondsman license and her signature to be used by an unlicensed bondsman. Buckley gave cash and gifts to the Criminal Clerk's office in exchange for allowing them to fraudulently use her name on court documents. Buckley also conspired to give cash and gifts to a part-time prison employee in exchange for releasing criminal defendants.

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