IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – September 2018

September 4, 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. NSNO also published a summary of the report that was released in July.

A mix of smiles and tears on the first day of school in New Orleans
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | August 6: 
Nola.com captured first day of school photos as 45,000 New Orleans students returned to school this fall.

Behind a Big Bet by Top K-12 Philanthropists on a Different Way to Run Schools
Inside Philanthropy | August 9:
“The Laura John Arnold Foundation and Hastings Fund joined forces recently to launch the City Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the portfolio school model to districts across the county. […] Previously, [Neerav] Kingsland led New Schools for New Orleans, an organization key in pushing for the adoption of the portfolio model in the city. […] Kingsland will now lead the City Fund.”

Orleans Public Schools: Is education actually improving?
New Orleans Magazine | August 2018:
“A new survey shows that the public-at-large and more parents believe the quality of New Orleans schools has improved, even though a downturn in student achievement looms on the horizon.”

How Rooted, A New Orleans Charter High School, Is Graduating Kids Who Go Straight To $20/Hour Jobs
Forbes | August 27:
“My favorite year-one stat: 84%. That’s how many members of the founding freshman class completed industry-grade tech certifications in web design. With these they can now earn $20 an hour in the fast-growing New Orleans tech scene.”