Beyond Statements: How NSNO is Taking Action


In the past few days, I have read powerful statements from individuals and organizations condemning the racist murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. NSNO has made our own. But now comes the hard part. Statements are important, but… Read More

A Statement on the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice


In dogged pursuit of our mission, we at NSNO remain evermore committed to the fight for racial justice. Our country is enraged right now. Last week, we witnessed the brutal killing of another unarmed black man, George Floyd, by those… Read More

Uptown Messenger: Dreams for Destiny, My Graduating Senior


Claudine Howard is the mother of Destiny Davis, who just graduated as Salutatorian from Eleanor McMain Secondary School this spring. Ms. Howard reflects on her dreams for her daughter and the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Destiny’s last months… Read More

Gentilly Messenger: “How New Orleans Schools Support Social-Emotional Needs and Mental Health during the Pandemic”


This pandemic is affecting not just our children’s physical health and academic experiences; it is taking a deep emotional toll as well. At New Schools for New Orleans, we believe children’s well-being comes first, and that young people, like adults,… Read More

Mid-City Messenger Series: “A Family of Educators”

Cortnee Antoine White is in her first year of teaching; she is a fifth grade math teacher at Behrman. Colby is in her second year as a third grade math teacher at Berhman. Carl has been teaching for eight years… Read More

NOLA Resources & Updates – May 22


Want to receive our weekly updates directly in you inbox? Sign-up here. To our community: We have been glad to have the chance to be in touch with you through these newsletters over the past two months. Summer is approaching,… Read More

GAMBIT: “Graduation 2020 Goes on During COVID-19 School Closures”


On May 19, Gambit published this sponsored piece by New Schools for New Orleans on schools’ plans for graduation celebrations in light of COVID-19 social distancing requirements and school closures. “We Have Been Dreaming of This Moment.” Graduation 2020 Goes… Read More

NOLA Stands Out: How Our Schools Responded To COVID-19


COVID-19 Closed Buildings, Not Schools: How Our Educators Took Charge In New Orleans, we are facing the deep crisis of high rates of COVID-19 infection and death—our students, educators, and community feel grief, pain, and fear. Amidst it all, our… Read More

In the May 8th issue of New Orleans CityBusiness: “COVID-19 Exposed A Digital Divide. Together, We Can Help Close It.”


A third of families in New Orleans do not have internet access at home. Among families making under $20,000 yearly, 55% lack home internet. The majority of our public school students are economically disadvantaged, and many of them lack internet… Read More

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