In Case You Missed It: September 2019

9/13/19

New Orleans schools chief: System is making big gains since Hurricane Katrina  September 7, 2019 | The Advocate  “By every measure, our schools are dramatically better than they were before Hurricane Katrina. Hands down, no debate…Because of this improvement, more than… Read More

NEW ORLEANS CONTINUES TO OUTPERFORM THE STATE IN “TOP GROWTH” IN MATH AND IN ALL SUBGROUPS

8/28/19

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has released “top growth” results for K-8 and high schools in the 2018-19 school year. These results are a measure of student growth, or student progress, meaning students’ improvement from one year to the next… Read More

New ERA Report Shows Improved School Quality & More Extracurricular Options

8/20/19

  A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA-NO) shows significant improvement in school quality since education reforms began, as well as an increase in diversity of school and extracurricular options. The quality of New Orleans’ public schools… Read More

In Case You Missed It: August 2019

8/15/19

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… Read More

New Orleans Students Outperform State Average on AP Exams

8/12/19

  New Orleans Students Outperform State Average on AP Exams 90% of Open-Enrollment Schools Offer AP Courses More New Orleans students are taking rigorous coursework than ever before. Today, 90% of our city’s open-enrollment schools that serve 11th and 12th… Read More

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

8/5/19

“What if the future leaders of New Orleans met at age nine?” This question was the inspiration behind Live Oak Wilderness Camp, which was founded by a team of New Orleans educators in 2014. Live Oak has built a diverse community of… Read More

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

7/12/19

The percentage of 3rd through 8th grade students scoring Mastery and above on ELA and math LEAP tests combined improved statewide. In New Orleans, LEAP scores did not improve; the percentage of students scoring Mastery and above has stalled, while… Read More

From Books to Baseball: Learning, In and Outside of the Classroom

6/26/19

The voices of students and families are the most important part of any dialogue on public education. So as the school year ended and the summer began, we interviewed Cassandra Tucker, who is the mother of two students at Martin… Read More

The Journey to Higher Standards and Increased Equity in Louisiana

6/14/19

In Louisiana, we have finally given our students the high academic standards they deserve. Over the past decade, in our state, academic standards and assessments have become more rigorous. As they have done so, New Orleans’ children, teachers, and schools have… Read More