McDonogh 35 handoff to make New Orleans 1st all-charter school system by 2022

Dec 21 | | The Times-Picayune

“The Orleans Parish School Board has chosen InspireNOLA Charter Schools as the future operator of McDonogh 35 Senior High School, positioning New Orleans to be the nation’s first major city with an all-charter school district.”

Orleans School Board to spend $1.3 million on mental health services

Jan 9 | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans’ only therapeutic day program for troubled kids to expand to serve high school students

Jan 7 | The New Orleans Advocate

OPSB will work with the Center for Resilience, previously known as the New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program, to provide services for students with behavioral health disabilities whose needs aren’t met by traditional schools. Services include psychiatric services, medical management and transportation. “Research suggests 60 percent of New Orleans children suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and are 4.5 times more likely than their peers nationwide to show signs of serious Emotional Disturbance, which is characterized by hyperactivity, aggression and social withdrawal, according to statistics shared by the Center for Resilience.”

Momentum for 2019: New Orleans Education in the New Year

Jan 14 | NSNO Blog

NSNO CEO Patrick Dobard outlined NSNO’s success in 2018 and the specific plans for 2019 in his January letter. NSNO will continue to focus on four strategic priorities: Portfolio, Talent, Curriculum, and Policy.

“The Most Powerful People I Know: My Students”

Jan 15 | NSNO Blog

Teacher profile of Juan Serrano, Seminar in Social Justice teacher at Abramson Sci Academy, a Collegiate Academies School.

“Lewis: How New Orleans’s Unique School System Is Working for Our Students, Families & Neighborhoods and Reclaiming the Future for Our City”

Jan 25 | The 74

OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr wrote a piece for National School Choice Week

“Dobard: How 3 Key Forces — Regulators, Innovators & Collaborators — Are Driving Stronger Outcomes for New Orleans Students”

Jan 28 | The 74

Patrick wrote an opinion piece for the education blog, The 74 Million, on how local growth has happened in New Orleans thanks to teachers, partners, and governing bodies.

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