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

Uptown Messenger Series: Diversity, Community, and Warmth at Hoffman

9/9/19

Diversity, Community, and Warmth at hoffman By Anna Derby & Rodolfo Machirica In this second of our ten-essay series by parents of students at public schools Uptown, Anna Derby and Rodolfo Machirica write about their children’s experience at John W. Hoffman Early… 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

Uptown Messenger Series: The Right School for CJ

8/26/19

The Right School for CJ By Christopher Dobney, Parent In the first essay of this ten-part series by parents of students at public schools Uptown, Christopher Dobney writes about his son CJ’s time at Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics & Science School. Uptown,… 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

Gambit: At the Start of the Academic Year, New Orleans’ School Options are Varied and Strong

8/19/19

[This article appeared in Gambit‘s August 20th Back to School issue. Read the full article here.] Public education in New Orleans has vastly improved in the last fifteen years. Our city’s graduation rate has skyrocketed from just over 50% in… 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