New Schools For New Orleans

To ensure that we deliver on our commitment to providing excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans, NSNO works to accelerate high-quality charter school development, build school support systems and maintain a reform-friendly environment. Every day, the city is coming closer to the goal of achieving high-quality educational choices for all families.

NSNO Charter School Development

New Schools for New Orleans supports the expansion of high-performing charter schools as they grow to serve more students. As New Orleans strives to eliminate all academically unacceptable schools over the next 3-5 years, NSNO seeks true collaboration between schools, educators, parents, students and community.

NSNO Citywide School Support

As New Orleans charter school system works to bridge gaps and increase results for its students, building the skills of talent in the city is critical to success. NSNO works to recruit proven school support organizations to the city, invest or secure capital and collaborate to build citywide awareness and demand.

Charter Excellence Fund

NOLA Charter Excellence Fund

The vision of the NOLA Charter Excellence Fund is to help transform New Orleans into the first urban city in the United States where every public school student is able to attend an excellent school. NOLA CEF will invest ~$30 million in the creation of 15,000 new high-quality school “seats” in New Orleans, by providing a combination of financial and strategic support.


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Welcome to NSNO’s new blog! We will be using this space to tell the evolving New Orleans education story, share data, and elevate the voices of educators and community organizations working to improve schools. Check back for posts that celebrate the progress our city has made, and grapple with the challenges that lie ahead.

A Guide For Cities

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In an effort to disseminate information about strategies utilized citywide from 2005-2011, New Schools for New Orleans has published a resource for other cities and districts planning a similar level of education reform.