LEAP Scores Stall: As Schools Retain Teachers and New Curriculum Takes Root, the City Will See Change

The percentage of 3rd through 8th grade students scoring Mastery and above on ELA and math LEAP tests combined improved…

The Journey to Higher Standards and Increased Equity in Louisiana

In Louisiana, we have finally given our students the high academic standards they deserve. Over the past decade, in our…

Momentum for 2019: New Orleans Education in the New Year

2018 was a significant year for education in New Orleans. Together, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), schools, CMOs, partners,…

2018 ACT Scores Released

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the class of 2018 results for the ACT. As part of Louisiana’s transition to…

Standards-Aligned Curriculum: Progress and Potential for Teachers and Students in NOLA

Excellent curriculum is a matter of educational equity. Today in America, white and more affluent students have more educational opportunity than…

LEAP 2025 Results Released: As Expectations Rise, NOLA Scores Remain Flat

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the results of the 2017-18 LEAP 2025 assessments for grades 3-12. These assessments measure student…

Launching the New Orleans Instructional Quality Initiative

By Patrick Dobard Academic performance in New Orleans’ improved consistently for over a decade, but over the last few years,…

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