13,000 kids will be in summer school in New Orleans – triple the normal amount” 

May 22 | The Advocate

In The Advocate, on May 22, Patrick Dobard is quoted discussing NSNO’s $1.5M investment in our city’s summer school programming. To help prepare students for the fall after a year of disrupted schooling, summer learning will reach far more students than normal.

NOLA Knowledge: Summer in the City (Week 1 & Week 2)

May 11 & 24 | NSNO Blog

In our NOLA Knowledge: Summer in the City series, we share updates on our schools’ summer learning opportunities. In Week 1, we provided key information on the summer school landscape. In Week 2, we discussed why NOLA’s summer learning will be strong; for instance, 100% of schools receiving NSNO’s grant funding plan to use the highest quality curriculum.

Living in the New Normal

May 20 | WYES

On May 20th, Patrick joined Dr. Benjamin Springgate, public health expert, practicing physician, educator, and researcher at LSU Health-New Orleans, and Kenneth Francis, Director of Child Advocacy and Policy Center at Agenda for Children, to discuss what this summer will look like for children in New Orleans.

Mukbang Videos and Virtual Textbooks at New Harmony High School

May 21 | Gambit

This piece, the latest in our #Innovators series, profiles Lauryl Grimes of New Harmony High. She shares how students have used cooking shows, CD album covers, and “mukbang videos” to demonstrate their knowledge of United States history.



This Year Summer School Is for Almost Everybody

May 18 | WWNO

Patrick was recently interviewed on WWNO about summer learning opportunities and how NSNO has helped to fund expanded opportunities for students across the city.



We ask our children to respect their teachers. We should, too.

May 13 | The Advocate

NSNO Chief of Schools Jawan Brown Alexander notes the powerful work of educators throughout the pandemic. She advocates for truly listening to teachers and taking their views into account.

INNOVATORS SERIES: Rooted School, International School of LA, Next Level NOLA

April 21 & 26, May 3 | NSNO Blog

These three pieces in our #Innovators series profile educators at Rooted School, International School of Louisiana (ISL), and Next Level NOLA. Read about catch-up sessions at CC’s, teaching social studies through art, and preparing young people for college, career, and beyond.

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