Highlights of New Orleans education news from February and early March 2019.

School closures are tough, but necessary, New Orleans school leaders say

Feb 6 | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Patrick Dobard, New Schools for New Orleans CEO, Crescent City Schools Co-Founder and CEO Kate Mehok, and OPSB Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Jr spoke at the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy to discuss education in New Orleans.

Time to get real about ‘open’ enrollment: what works, what’s a workaround?

Feb 8 | The Lens NOLA

Harriet Tubman Principal and Crescent City Schools Co-Founder Julie Lause examines “open-enrollment” in New Orleans public schools.

Urgent’ need for more qualified teachers in New Orleans metro area, experts say

Feb 17 | The New Orleans Advocate

A look at the teacher shortage in the New Orleans area and the various programs trying to address the issue, including NSNO’s Teach New Orleans campaign.

Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off

Mar 3 | The Hechinger Report

“The alumni of a school demolished after Hurricane Katrina rallied to keep it alive […]. A decade later, the school’s marching band is one sign of how far it’s come.”

Here’s how the Orleans School Board plans to help traumatized students

Mar 8 | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

OPSB is partnering with the New Orleans Health Department and Children’s Hospital to implement trauma-informed practices at schools for the 2019-2010 school year.

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