New Orleans schools chief: System is making big gains since Hurricane Katrina 

September 7, 2019 | The Advocate 

“By every measure, our schools are dramatically better than they were before Hurricane Katrina. Hands down, no debate…Because of this improvement, more than 800 families celebrated graduations this past spring than would have in the spring of 2005.”

New Orleans Public Schools Series: The Right School for CJ and Diversity, Community and Warmth at Hoffman

Sept 9 & August 26, 2019 | Uptown Messenger

NSNO is sponsoring a ten-part series by parents of Uptown public schools students for the Uptown Messenger. In the first two pieces, Christopher Dobney writes about his son CJ’s experience at Benjamin Franklin Elementary, and Anna Derby and Rodolfo Machirica write about their children’s experience at Hoffman Early Learning Center.

Top Growth: New Orleans Continues to Outperform the State in Math and in All Subgroups

August 28, 2019 | NSNO Blog

For the second year in a row, New Orleans students in all reported historically disadvantaged subgroups outperformed their peers statewide on the Louisiana Department of Education’s “top growth” metric. These results are a measure of students’ improvement from one year to the next on state LEAP assessments. New Orleans also outperformed the state average in math, and our performance compared to other districts improved between 2018 and 2019 in both ELA and math.

State principal of the year saw a need in east New Orleans and filled it

August 23, 2019 | The Advocate 

“Children skipping to class. Laughter ringing through the halls. Parents secure that their child is not only being educated but also loved and cared for every day. Teachers and staff who are paid well and feel supported. No child suspended — ever.”

New ERA Report Shows Improved School Quality and More Extracurricular Options

August 20, 2019 | NSNO Blog

new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA-NO) shows significant improvement in school quality since education reforms began, as well as an increase in diversity of school and extracurricular options.

Telehealth possible for kids in some New Orleans schools

August 20, 2019 | WWL-TV

Through a partnership between Children’s Hospital New Orleans and NOLA Public Schools, some schools will provide the option for telehealth services to their students. Schools will be able to tele-connect with pediatricians’ offices for minor conditions, allowing children to have same-day appointments with a doctor or nurse practitioner.

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