Charter Renewals & Extensions

December 17, 2021 | NSNO

If a school isn’t successfully educating and caring for students, or if it is misusing resources, it is NOLA-PS’ and OPSB’s responsibility to hold those schools accountable and help those students get the education they deserve. NSNO took a look at the annual process to “renew” or “extend” charters. 

Simulated SPS Sets a New Baseline for Future Growth

December 9, 2021 | NSNO

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released simulated School Performance Scores for this past school year. These scores do not have a letter grade attached to them, and they are for informational purposes only, not accountability. This piece takes a look at the results in New Orleans.

DIY Downsizing: As Enrollment Drops in NOLA’s All-Charter District, Leaders May Lack Authority to Address the Crisis. Will Schools Agree to Do It Themselves?

December 7, 2021 | The 74 Million

Enrollment in NOLA public schools is declining, which impacts schools and school funding. This piece looks closely at how our all-public-charter district is affected by declining enrollment, and how we can respond.

Searching for a new schools leader, Orleans School Board hires firm, seeks community input

December 5, 2021 | The Advocate

NSNO CEO Patrick Dobard is quoted discussing the important decision ahead for the Orleans Parish School Board as to who will replace Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. as superintendent when his contract expires in June.

Just Launched: The New Orleans Teacher Job Board

December 1, 2021 | The Advocate

NSNO recently launched The New Orleans Teacher Job Board to assist NOLA-PS with teacher recruitment and retention. The New Job Board serves as a centralized online space where education professionals can search and apply to open positions across the district.

$14.3 Million for New Orleans Schools and Educators

November 30, 2021 | NSNO Blog

The United States Department of Education awarded NSNO $14.3 million to be used for teacher and school leader recruitment, retention and support.

Patrick Dobard, former head of Recovery School District, leaving New Schools for New Orleans

November 29, 2021 | The Advocate

This month, NSNO’s CEO, Patrick Dobard, announced he is leaving the organization in March 2022 to become a partner with City Fund, another education-focused nonprofit.

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