September 13 | The Advocate
In a guest column for The Advocate, Patrick Dobard discusses the teacher shortage in New Orleans and the work in both recruitment and retention that we must engage in. He discusses NSNO’s recent initiatives towards these ends.
September 23, October 7, October 21 | Uptown Messenger
NSNO is sponsoring a ten-part series by parents of Uptown public schools students for the Uptown Messenger. In the third, fourth, and fifth pieces, Celeste Sparks writes about her children’s experience at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, Antonio and Revonda Daresnsbourg write about their son and daughter’s love for Samuel J. Green Charter School, and Donishia Dorsey writes about her children’s time at Audubon Charter School Uptown.
September 26 | WGNO
A clip from WGNO shows KIPP Believe College Prep teacher Cadarris Rucker working with his students. Rucker weaves social issues into his classroom and encourages his students to be change-makers.
September 29, October 8, October 13 | NSNO Blog
To combat common misconceptions about New Orleans schools, NSNO is publishing a series of “mythbusters” pieces with accompanying social media posts. So far, we have addressed the concept of “privatization” and the myth of a single school model, school selectivity and admissions, and school improvement and local control. We have also published a list of frequently asked questions and answers about our system of schools.
October 1 | New Orleans Magazine
Current and former KIPP New Orleans, InspireNOLA, Bricolage, and FirstLine Schools board members reflect on what it means to be a charter board member.
Dobard: Charter Schools Aren’t the Problem or a Panacea. We Must Focus on More Great Public Schools of All Types
October 9 | The 74
“This election season, presidential hopefuls have spoken out on important issues such as desegregation, an increase in teacher pay and diversity in the teaching profession. But when candidates come out against public charter schools, they miss the mark — and do our students a disservice.”
October 11 | New Orleans City Business
In time for state and local elections, Patrick Dobard emphasizes the importance of preserving Act 91 in order to secure local control, strong accountability, and autonomy for our city’s public schools.
October 15 | Gambit
“Carver was founded in 1958 in the Desire neighborhood. Now it’s housed in a state-of-the-art building that’s just a few years old, but flanked by the same metal rams that stood outside the school since its founding. Today, we take a closer look at how this school with a long history is standing out for its progress today.”
October 17 | The Lens
Reporter Marta Jewson covered the October 17th OPSB meeting, in which NSNO’s Alex Jarrell discussed teacher retention issues in our city, as well as the need to continue funding our teacher preparation programs.