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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: May 2-6

(New Orleans – May 10, 2022) – As NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) 2021-2022 school year is winding down, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has stated this week will be its last providing COVID-19 data for schools ahead of the summer break. NOLA-PS will continue to coordinate with LDH over the summer to better understand what data will be avai...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 18 - 22

(New Orleans – April 25, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker reports the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These data include weekly case counts by school. The District will continue to up...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 11 - 15

(New Orleans – April 19, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker reports the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These data include weekly case counts by school. The District will continue to up...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 11 - 15

(New Orleans – April 19, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker reports the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These data include weekly case counts by school. The District will continue to up...

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Applications open for Special Education Advisory Council

NOLA Public Schools is accepting applications for membership on the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC). This council will meet monthly to provide advice and recommendations regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. The council will also engage in outreach activities to the community at large to increase the level of kn...

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OPSB Formally Appoints Dr. Avis Williams as the Next Superintendent for NOLA-PS

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted to approve Dr. Avis Williams' contract and formally appoint her as the next superintendent for NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS). Her official first day is Monday, July 11. The board's choice is historic: It marks the first time in the 181 years of public educati...

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OPSB Swears In Interim Board Member for School Board District 1

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — Surrounded by her family and friends, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) officially swore in Mrs. Leila Jacobs Eames as the Interim School Board Member for District 1. Eames will be filling in for former school board member John Brown. Mr. Brown stepped down from the post when his daughter became a candidate dur...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Congratulates the District’s 2022 State Students of the Year Winner

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis extended a congratulatory message to Benjamin Franklin High School 12th grader Anita Zahiri for being named as a winner in this year's Louisiana Department of Education's (LDOE) annual Students of the Year competition. Zahiri, along with Lusher 5th gra...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 4 - 8

(New Orleans – April 11, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. Since our COVID-19 tracking data continues to remain low, beginning today, the COVID Tracker will report the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These d...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 28-Apr. 1

(New Orleans – April 4, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 16,251 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.12%, among its students and staff. This weekly data continues to show our school...

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OPSB Names Interim Board Member for School Board District 1

(New Orleans – March 31, 2022) —The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) voted today to appoint Leila Jacobs Eames as the Interim School Board Member for District 1. Eames will be filling in for former school board member John Brown. Mr. Brown stepped down from the post when his daughter became a candidate during the NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) sup...

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OPSB Offers NOLA-PS Superintendency to Dr. Avis Williams

(New Orleans – March 30, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted today to offer the NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) superintendency to Dr. Avis Williams. The board's choice is historic: It marks the first time in the 181 years of public education in New Orleans that a woman was chosen to serve as the permanent superintendent...

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NOLA Public Schools Releases Main Round of NCAP Results for 2022-2023 School Year

(New Orleans – March 30, 2022) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) released NOLA-PS Common Application (NCAP) placement results for the 2022-2023 school year. Families can log-in and review those placement results by visiting: nola.ps/login. The NCAP is the centralized school enrollment application process for Orleans Parish public schools. NCAP...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 21-25

(New Orleans – March 28, 2022) – For the fifth week in a row, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report the District's COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain below 1%. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 15,669 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.2%, among its students and staff. T...

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NOLA-PS Awarded $25,000 by Special Olympics Louisiana During 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge Kick-Off

(New Orleans – March 28, 2022) — $25,000 – that's the amount of money NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) was awarded this morning by the Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools program. The funds will help support this year's 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge for students with exceptional needs. "I'd like to thank Special ...

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OPSB Lifts 100-Year-Old Ban of Jazz Music & Dance in New Orleans Public Schools

(New Orleans – March 24, 2022) — During tonight's regular Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) meeting, board members unanimously voted to rescind the OPSB's previous action on March 24, 1922, to abolish jazz music and jazz dancing from New Orleans Public Schools. The 1922 action was not on the agenda when considered and was added during a debate on ...

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NOLA-PS to be Awarded $25,000 by Special Olympics Louisiana During 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge Kick-Off

Event Supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to receive $25,000 from Special Olympics Louisiana as it officially kick-offs the Opening Ceremony of its annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools! WHEN: The k...

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OPSB & Dignitaries to Mark Superintendent’s 7 Years of Service to District

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 5:30PM THURSDAY, MARCH 24*** WHAT: Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) members, dignitaries, colleagues, and staff to celebrate and mark NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr's seven years of service to the District, before his tenure comes to a close June 30, 2022. WHEN: Thursday, March 24 • 5:30 PM...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Announces Siting Recommendations for Three Schools

(New Orleans – March 22, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools and its community of schools have embarked on a plan to best optimize its highest quality facilities for students after recent data showed New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole can expect smaller student bodies in the coming years. Today, NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. announced h...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 14-18

(New Orleans – March 21, 2022) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report our COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain below 1% for the third week in a row and, starting today, students can go mask-free if they feel comfortable doing so. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 16,534 COVID-19 tests last week, y...

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