New Schools for New Orleans is dedicated to delivering on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans.

We make strategic investments of funding, time, and expertise in high-impact organizations to help improve the city’s schools.


Helping schools improve ACT performance


Four years ago Louisiana began to require every graduating senior to take the ACT. Since that time, ACT scores in New Orleans improved steadily each year—narrowing the gap with the state average—until this year when scores remained flat. Test scores… Read More