Education nonprofit New Schools for New Orleans hires Dana Peterson as new CEO

February 7, 2022 | The Advocate

On February 15th, Dana Peterson will begin serving as the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO). Read more in The Advocate and NSNO’s announcement.

City Council OKs $4.6m for NOLA Public Schools programming

February 3, 2022 | The Lens

The New Orleans City Council approved $4.6 million in education grants from The Harrah’s Fund for three NOLA Public Schools programs: the Travis Hill School at the city’s juvenile detention center; the Center for Resilience, which serves students with severe behavioral health needs; and the district’s program addressing truancy. 

Just the Facts: Enrollment & School Funding

February 12 & January 12, 2022 | NSNO

As the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) continues its search for the next superintendent of NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), NSNO’s “Just The Facts” series covers what the superintendent’s role entails in our unique system of schools. We looked at enrollment in January and school funding in February.

In search for new NOLA Public Schools leader, second round of community meetings begin Monday

January 28, 2022 | The Advocate

There are eight more community meetings as part of the search for the new NOLA-PS superintendent. Submit feedback and see the calendar of meetings at

COVID cases, quarantines in New Orleans public schools show big drop

January 24, 2022 | The Advocate

New Orleans public schools saw a significant decrease in COVID cases after the early January surge. New Orleans public schools have a mask requirement for students and staff and will require vaccinations for students over age five starting February 1st.

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