NOLA Resources & Ways to Help

3/17/20

To our community: In the midst of this global health crisis, New Orleans is coming together to care for our students. The decision to close schools was the right one; the safety of our students, educators, and families is paramount…. Read More

The Advocate: K-12 Louisiana schools shut down through April because of coronavirus

3/13/20

Louisiana is shuttering K-12 schools across the state until April 13 and banning public gatherings of more than 250 people, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday, the most dramatic steps taken yet in the state to stem the spread of… Read More

Mid-City Messenger Series: Why My Family Loves Morris Jeff

3/12/20

IIn the fourth installment of our ten-essay series by parents of students at public schools in Mid-City, Jennifer Weishaupt writes about her family’s experience at Morris Jeff Community School.  Mid-City, like New Orleans as a whole, has many public school… Read More

Lessons from JB

3/11/20

Kenneth Johnson is an assistant principal at Arthur Ashe Charter School and was a 2018 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. Many Wednesdays, JB comes to visit me at Arthur Ashe Charter School, where I am an assistant principal…. Read More

NOLA Ed Mythbusters – Week 15: Act 91

3/6/20

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

New Orleans Magazine: My Mother’s New Orleans Public Schools – and Mine

3/5/20

The March issue of New Orleans Magazine hit newsstands last week and included the following sponsored article featuring InspireNOLA Board Member and local attorney MaryJo Roberts. MaryJo’s mother was a New Orleans teacher for 30 years and she discusses the differences and similarities… Read More

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

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