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

An Urgent Need for More Great Teachers: NSNO’s Talent Recruitment Plan


Teachers are the strongest threads in the fabric of any city. If we want our children to have the education they deserve, we must recruit the best educators from within and outside of New Orleans. We face an urgent need… Read More

Take the Teach New Orleans survey!


Take our 3 minute survey and be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards! New Schools for New Orleans, in partnership with the Orleans Parish School Board, is launching a teacher recruitment campaign and we’re currently testing our… Read More

Teaching to Impact the City I Love: A Network of Support for Our Children


By Cheryl Jeff-Treaudo Ms. Treaudo is a Kindergarten teacher at Firstline’s Samuel J. Green Charter School and a 2017 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. For 24 years, I have been a teacher here in my home city of… Read More

Curious About Education in New Orleans? Look to our Teachers


By Richard Kisack Richard Kisack Jr. is a junior at Brandeis University working towards the completion of his politics major and creative writing minor. He was born and raised in New Orleans. He enjoys eating well-seasoned food and thinking about… Read More

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – September 2018


Our Views: Hurricane Katrina made New Orleans’ charter schools success possible The New Orleans Advocate | August 3:  The Editorial Board at The Advocate looks at the Education Research Alliance (ERA) report showing the success of New Orleans charter schools…. Read More

New Orleans Outperforms the State in “Top Growth” in Math and in All Subgroups


The Louisiana Department of Education has released initial data showing student progress results from the 2017-18 school year. As part of this first year of implementation of Louisiana’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, school performance will be measured using a revised… Read More

Standards-Aligned Curriculum: Progress and Potential for Teachers and Students in NOLA


Excellent curriculum is a matter of educational equity. Today in America, white and more affluent students have more educational opportunity than their peers of color or students from low-income backgrounds. Achievement outcomes follow; metrics like performance on national tests and graduation… Read More

In Case You Missed It – August 2018


A Plea for a Fact-Based Debate About Charter Schools | New York Times: David Leonhardt wrote a follow-up piece to his opinion on the New Orleans education turnaround looking at some of the ways we should think about the national… Read More