Majority of 2021-22 OneApp Applicants Received One of Their Top 3 Choices

4/14/21

9,201 applications were submitted for the first round—known as the Main Round—of OneApp for the 2021-22 school year. Last week, these students and families received their results. OneApp uses a computer algorithm to make open-enrollment, public-school school placement decisions in an unbiased… Read More

Heart to Heart Series: Walter F. Harris, Jr.

4/9/21

This is the first in our “Heart to Heart” series, in which members of our community share stories of the educators and school staff members who have changed their or their students’ lives for the better. If you have someone you… Read More

“Unwavering Belief That All Children Can Learn”

4/8/21

Terri Williams’ Clear Vision for Hynes Charter School at Coghill Elementary In her past role as principal, Tarynesa “Terri”  Williams never scheduled a meeting before 8:00 AM. She had somewhere important to be at 7:30. “Every morning, I would stand… Read More

Gambit’s Frontline Heroes: Ms. Dora Kebadio Muanda

3/31/21

New Schools for New Orleans is proud to sponsor the Gambit’s Frontline People Awards, featured in this week’s issue. Together with the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, we highlighted three “education heroes”. We’ll be sharing their stories, and others, with you… Read More

Gambit’s Frontline Heroes: Dr. Jennifer Baudy

3/25/21

New Schools for New Orleans is proud to sponsor the Gambit’s Frontline People Awards, featured in this week’s issue. Together with the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, we highlighted three “education heroes”. We’ll be sharing their stories, and others, with you… Read More

After a Tough Year, How Can We Help Students Catch Up?

3/24/21

Principals Come Together to Strategize It is one of the busiest parts of the school year, but last week, around fifty New Orleans public school principals came together online. They were joining forces around a shared challenge: helping students make up… Read More

“Overcome Any and Every Challenge”: Connecting with Three December Graduates from the NET Charter High School

3/17/21

“When I describe the NET now,” explains Angel Cummings, “I say it is a small family. The teachers are our aunts and uncles and all the other kids are our cousins.” Angel is a graduate of the NET Charter High… Read More

Gratitude and Relief: New Orleans Educators are Getting Vaccinated

3/11/21

When New Orleans schools found out that educators would have priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, they did not waste a moment. They knew that their teachers and school staff had been following stringent safety protocols since school began this fall,… Read More

Gambit’s Frontline Heroes: Nurse Kaci

3/10/21

New Schools for New Orleans is proud to sponsor the Gambit’s Frontline People Awards, featured in this week’s issue. Together with the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, we highlighted three education heroes. We’ll be sharing their stories, and others, with you over… Read More

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