Guest Column from The 74: 10 Reasons New Orleans’ Schools Are Succeeding


This week, The 74 published a piece by our CEO, Patrick Dobard, on the top reasons New Orleans’ schools are improving and succeeding. Read on for Patrick’s reflections on the ten things that stand out, from accountability to open enrollment and community engagement. New Orleans’s… Read More

In Case You Missed It: May 2019


Eleven New Orleans Schools in Top 150 of La. Schools Ranked by U.S. News April 2019 | U.S. News & World Report The U.S. News & World Report recently released its Best High Schools national rankings. The rankings include more than 300 Louisiana high schools; they are… Read More

NSNO Appreciates Our Teachers This Week and All Year Long


Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. Whether you are an educator yourself, in schools every day, or it has been a while since you spent time in our city’s classrooms, this is a great moment to check out… Read More

New Orleans Students Show Significantly More Growth than State Average in New Stanford Study


Our students deserve quality schools where they are challenged and supported, and where they can learn and grow. In Louisiana, the two main ways we measure school performance are students’ achievement and their growth. Academic achievement is defined as students’ mastery… Read More

OneApp Ensures Equity as Schools Continue Working to Improve


For Years, Neighborhoods Determined School Options For many years in New Orleans, the quality of your education depended on where you lived. If the school near you was excellent, you got to go to an excellent school. If the school… Read More

In Case You Missed It: April 2019


From the classroom to the waffle iron, students with disabilities join New Orleans’ hospitality workforce Mar 25 | | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans CMO Collegiate Academies runs a post-secondary school for 17 to 22 year-old students with intellectual and developmental disabilities called Opportunities Academy… Read More

An Afternoon with Jovanni Ramos, Principal of Foundation Preparatory Charter School


Foundation Preparatory Charter School opened in 2015. Today, it educates students in grades K-4, and it will expand to K-5 next year. Jovanni Ramos has been an educator for nearly 15 years; today, he is the school’s principal. We spent… Read More

Real Schools, Real Students, Real Impact


By Byron Goodwin, Director of Transition and Community Engagement, and Zelda Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Travis Hill Schools Imagine a school where students are making art, playing chess, doing science experiments, and reading great literature. Imagine a school where… Read More

How Soccer Changed the Game for my Students


Adam Kohler is a Dean of Instruction and AP World History teacher at KIPP Booker T. Washington High School. He is a 2018 recipient of the New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award. When Alden scored his first goal of the… Read More