In Case You Missed It: August 2019

August 15, 2019

Morris Jeff

August 5, 2019 | The New Orleans Advocate

“For parents, students and teachers, the first day of classes started off with love, hugs and jitters at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans. The schools mission offers an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for all students, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become contributing global citizens, and attain the foundation needed to excel at college, career, and beyond.”


Closing out the Summer with a Look at Live Oak Wilderness Camp

August 5, 2019 | NSNO Blog

Live Oak Wilderness Camp has built a diverse community of nine-to-sixteen-year-old campers who come from 70 different public and private schools across the city.


Special Blend: Run by New Orleans Students With Disabilities, rOAst Serves Up Hope — and Great Coffee

July 30, 2019 | The 74

“Things have gotten decidedly upscale at the little coffee shop located in George Washington Carver High School, starting with the name. tOAsty’s — motto: “We just want to warm you up!” — has been rebranded as rOAst. The conceit common to both names, the capital O-A combination, is the school’s shorthand for Opportunities Academy, the student program that runs the New Orleans coffee shop.”


New Orleans area lands top teacher, principal honors

July 19, 2019 | The Advocate

Jennifer Dennis Carey of KIPP East Community in Orleans Parish was named Louisiana State Principal of the Year at the annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala.


With ‘The Bridge,’ expelled New Orleans students to get new plan, ‘intensive intervention’

July 14 2019 | nola.com

A new program for expelled middle school students will open next month and be run by the nonprofit that currently operates The NET: Gentilly and The NET: Central City. The new therapeutic middle school will have a restorative focus and serve up to 30 expelled 7th- and 8th-grade students.


LEAP Scores Stall: As Schools Retain Teachers and New Curriculum Takes Root, the City Will See Change

July 12, 2019 | NSNO Blog

In New Orleans, the percentage of students scoring Mastery and above on LEAP has stalled, while the percentage of students scoring Basic and above has dipped. The increased rigor of state content standards and the crisis of teacher retention have both contributed to New Orleans’ LEAP performance stagnation.


New Orleans schools leader would allocate more money for students who have been jailed or expelled

July 2, 2019 | nola.com

“The superintendent of Orleans Parish public schools has proposed a new funding formula that would give more money to schools with children who are at higher risk of dropping out — a move officials said would further an effort to make the city’s collection of charter schools more equitable and diverse.”