An update from Maggie and Michael

Colleagues, Over the last year, we have worked with Patrick, our board, and the full NSNO team to develop a…

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,…

Five key takeaways from CREDO’s i3 evaluation

By Patrick Dobard In 2010, NSNO, the RSD, and Tennessee’s Achievement School District were awarded a nearly $30 million federal…

A holistic approach to special education

Nicole Mayeux is the Transition Coordinator at Cohen College Prep and a 2016 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award winner. When we…

What do we do now? We focus on solutions.

Out of the 200 largest school districts in the United States, there is no city serving primarily black students that…

Preparing the next generation of civil rights leaders

Cadarris Rucker is a 4th grade teacher at KIPP Believe Primary and 2017 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award winner….

Meet the 2017-2018 Personalized Learning Fellows

We’re excited to announce the second cohort of Breakthrough Schools: New Orleans personalized learning fellows. Even as New Orleans handed…

Reflections on the LDOE Teacher Leader Summit

By Tom Shepley, VP of Schools A few weeks ago, the Louisiana Department of Education held their fifth annual Teacher…

Supporting students beyond high school graduation

In our changing economy, it’s increasingly clear that the young people of New Orleans today must have an education that…

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