In This Issue

New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Awards Gala

This past Saturday, we were thrilled to see so many of you at the New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Awards Gala. Thank you for coming and supporting our phenomenal educators!We’ll be following up with more photos and videos from the event next week but wanted to share a few photos and the program video.Teachers, we remain grateful for your hard work, and the love and dedication you show to our city’s children.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Entergy and Allstate Sugar Bowl!

Letter to the Editor: New Orleans charter schools are a success story

The Times Picayune | | Oct 31, 2022

In a response to J. Celeste Lay’s op-ed, Sabrina Pence, CEO of Firstline Schools, shares what she’s heard from her students, families, and teachers, and stands up for her schools’ success. 


New Orleans School Enrollment Declines

NSNO Blog | Oct 19 & 27, 2022

We’re following up on our “enrollment landscape analysis” with a series of articles.

Our first piece in the series covered decline itself, in both Orleans Parish and the state and nation.

The second explained how the decline means some schools will need to move, consolidate, or close. In upcoming pieces, we’ll continue to update our community on these difficult and important changes. 

“New Orleans East center takes holistic approach to meeting student needs”

The Times Picayune | | Oct 25, 2022

Educators for Quality Alternatives and the Youth Empowerment Project collaborated to open a campus in New Orleans East. It will house a middle and high school, after school programming, a high-school equivalency program, as well as a health clinic, food pantry, and job training.


“English learners make up nearly half of this kindergarten. Here’s how the school’s adjusting.”

The Times Picayune | | Oct 17, 2022

As more students in New Orleans are learning English, InspireNOLA’s Andrew H. Wilson Charter School is adjusting to meet their needs. Wilson is coming up with creative ways for teachers and fellow students to support and push comprehension for English learners.


“The NOLA SEED Program plans to bring hundreds of teachers to New Orleans public schools”

The Times Picayune | | Oct 11, 2022

NSNO and Tulane University are 2022 recipients of the federal SEED Grant, which will bring $10 million into New Orleans for teacher recruitment and retention. The goal is to bring 552 certified teachers into NOLA public schools. In addition, it will help 200 high school student-teachers start their journeys as educators within the city.


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