Booker T. Washington ‘49 Alum Fred Dobard Recalls His Alma Mater

3/3/20

“I remember walking on these steps”  Booker T. Washington ‘49 Alum Fred Dobard Recalls His Alma Mater Fred Dobard is 90 years old. He is the father of seven, including NSNO’s CEO, Patrick Dobard, and the grandfather of 21, with… Read More

NOLA Ed Mythbusters – Week 14: Expulsions

2/18/20

The education landscape in New Orleans is complex, and there are often myths and misconceptions about our system. In our new “Mythbusters” series, we aim to set the record straight about our public schools. Our teachers, students, and families are… Read More

“All the Hard Work Pays Off” A Conversation With Abramson Sci Academy Drum Major Davien Matthews

Davien Matthews is a senior at Abramson Sci Academy, and one of the two drum majors in their band. Their band director, Johnnie Van Buren, is a 2001 graduate of Abramson High School, where he was in the band himself… Read More

New Orleans CityBusiness: What Mardele Early, CEO of Lake Forest Charter, Knows About Our Schools

2/17/20

This article originally appeared in the February 14th issue of New Orleans CityBusiness. Educating New Orleans for 44 Years: What Mardele Early, CEO of Lake Forest Charter, Knows About Our Schools   Mardele Early is in her 14th year as… Read More

NOLA Ed: Mythbusters, Week 13

2/12/20

The education landscape in New Orleans is complex, and there are often myths and misconceptions about our system. In our new “Mythbusters” series, we aim to set the record straight about our public schools. Our teachers, students, and families are… Read More

Gambit: “Independence and Community at Audubon Gentilly Charter School”

2/11/20

The February 11th issue of Gambit  includes the following sponsored article featuring the independence and community at Audubon Gentilly Charter School, from the perspective of parent Ariane Anderson.   Independence and Community at Audubon Gentilly Charter School By Ariane Anderson My daughter,… Read More

New Orleans Magazine: Academics, Leadership, and Citizenship at the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy

2/7/20

This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of New Orleans Magazine. Academics, Leadership, and Citizenship at the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy The New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy, located beside the US Coast Guard and the… Read More

The Number of Teachers of Color in New Orleans Is Increasing

In New Orleans, we want the very best teachers for our kids – regardless of demographics. We also recognize that our students are predominantly students of color and we need to prioritize recruiting and retaining a teacher force that looks… Read More

Mid-City Messenger Series: Why My Family Chose “The Easton Way”

1/29/20

In the third of our ten-essay series by parents of students at public schools in Mid-City, Melissa Jones writes about her children’s experience at Warren Easton High School.  Mid-City, like New Orleans as a whole, has many public school options… Read More