What the cuts to TOPS Scholarships mean for New Orleans students

In 2016-2017, Louisiana did not fully fund TOPS for the first time in the program’s history. Louisiana’s college students from…

The Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency

By Maggie Runyan-Shefa On Monday, we joined with Xavier University of Louisiana, to announce the launch of the Norman C….

Turning around Wilson Charter School

Two weeks ago, our Co-CEO, Michael Stone, wrote about the positive effects of closures and restarts.  We asked Jamar Mckneely,…

On Closures and Restarts

On Monday, the Education Research Alliance (ERA) released a new report on the effects of closure and charter restarts in…

Helping schools improve ACT performance

Four years ago Louisiana began to require every graduating senior to take the ACT. Since that time, ACT scores in…

Increasing the diversity of public schools in New Orleans

Earlier this month, NSNO hosted a conversation between US Education Secretary John King and a group of New Orleans educators,…

Social Justice and Academic Excellence

“I’ve been asked repeatedly, “do we really need to include those other issues if our goal is to improve education?”…

Elevating the Teaching Profession in New Orleans

Excellent schools do not exist without excellent teachers. But bringing high-quality teachers into New Orleans public schools remains a persistent…

New Orleans Senior Shout Out 2016

Students, educators, elected leaders, and families all gathered today at the third annual New Orleans Senior Shout Out. Started just…

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