The Most Powerful People I Know: My Students

1/15/19

Juan Serrano teaches the Seminar in Social Justice at Abramson Sci Academy, a Collegiate Academies School, and is a 2017 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. I am fortunate to come to work every day, where I am surrounded by… Read More

Momentum for 2019: New Orleans Education in the New Year

1/14/19

2018 was a significant year for education in New Orleans. Together, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), schools, CMOs, partners, families, and the community at large came together to make continued progress for children. Last year, our system of schools… Read More

Guest Column: Orleans School Board Showing Leadership

12/18/18

Henderson Lewis, superintendent of the Orleans Parish School Board, recently announced that OPSB will be transitioning or closing five schools at the conclusion of this school year: Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy, Cypress Academy, McDonogh No. 32 Charter… Read More

Teaching through Theater: Letting Literature Come to Life

12/10/18

Ingrid Rachal is a 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Charter School and a 2018 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. The first day I taught, it was as if a light switch had… Read More

First Citywide Recruitment Website Launches Today

12/3/18

Every day, teachers are the ones making the biggest difference for our students. Research shows that teachers have a greater impact on student achievement than any other single factor in schools. Students say this also – when they talk about… Read More

Get to Know a School Leader: Deanna Reddick

11/26/18

Deanna Reddick is the School Leader and an Algebra teacher at KIPP Morial Middle School. Trained as both a lawyer and a teacher, Deanna has been in education for 20 years. She began teaching at KIPP Morial in 2006 and… Read More

New Orleans Moves up in Statewide Standings

11/8/18

The Louisiana Department of Education has released School and District Performance Scores for the 2017-18 school year. The performance of all Louisiana public schools and school systems have been rated annually since 2011 using a numeric School/District Performance Score and… Read More

2018 ACT Scores Released

10/22/18

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the class of 2018 results for the ACT. As part of Louisiana’s transition to higher expectations since 2013, all public high school students are required to take the ACT. Performance on this test is… Read More

My Classroom is a Family

By Chiante Cunningham Ms. Cunningham is a special education teacher at Harriet Tubman Charter School and a 2018 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. Ever since I was a girl, growing up on Terry Street in Algiers, I knew… Read More