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NOLA-PS Issue Weekly Update Surrounding District’s COVID-19 Response  

Round 2 of OneApp Closes Next Wednesday, May 6; NOLA-PS Partners With Cox Communications To Launch ‘Morning Bell’ Teacher Appreciation CampaignNEW ORLEANS – (April 30, 2020) - Per Gov. John Bel Edwards’ recent announcement, all NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) facilities will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. This necessary...

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Community Members, Mayor Come Out in Force to Ring ‘Morning Bell’ and Celebrate Teachers

Students and Families Across New Orleans Joined NOLA-PS and Cox Communications in “Making Some Noise” to Thank Teachers Amid Pandemic.Click here to access video compilation of participation Click here to access Mayor Cantrell’s video message to teachers NEW ORLEANS – (May 5, 2020) - To honor teachers for their dedication amid the COVID-19...

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NOLA-PS celebrates NOETA Award Semifinalists with Surprise 'Doorstep' Visit to Educators' Homes

NEW ORLEANS – (May 6, 2020) – On Tuesday, May 5, NOLA Public School (NOLA-PS) Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., Assistant Superintendent of Schools Mary Garton along with Board President Ethan Ashley and Board Member Leslie Ellison, helped to honor a total of fifteen 2020 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award (NOETA) semifinalists in an unique way. Dr. Lewis,...

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OPSB District 2 Representative Ethan Ashley Elected as OPSB President

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 29, 2020) – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board business meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16, the board unanimously elected OPSB District 2 Representative Ethan Ashley to serve as president, and District 6 Representative Woody Koppel as vice president. The OPSB conducts the election at its...

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NOLA Public Schools Mourns the Passing of Longest-Tenured Superintendent of Orleans Parish Schools, Dr. Gene Alvin Geisert

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 29, 2020) – It is with great sadness that NOLA Public Schools mourns the passing of the longest-tenured superintendent of Orleans Parish Schools, Dr. Gene Alvin Geisert.“My deepest condolences to Dr. Geisert’s loved ones and friends. We are forever grateful for his commitment to serve students, schools...

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NOLA Public Schools and DonorsChoose Partner to Raise More Than $2.4 Million For Classroom Projects Throughout the District

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 19, 2020) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and national nonprofit DonorsChoose have partnered to help NOLA-PS teachers receive additional funding to support new classroom projects and needs. Since the partnership began, schools throughout the district have received an additional $2.4 million to fully fund more than 3,600 classroom...

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NOLA-PS issues statement regarding Preparations for the Potential Impacts due to the Coronavirus

New Orleans – (March 2, 2020) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has been coordinating with the Mayor’s office, as well as local and state agencies, as we monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Maintaining the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff at all schools is our top...

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Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools Annual Teacher Fair - March 7, 2020

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair. Full and part-time positions are available for certified teachers and teachers working on their certification. Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124 Visit...

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Statement regarding preparations for the Potential Impacts due to the Coronavirus

New Orleans – (March 3, 2020) – NOLA Public Schools’ (NOLA-PS) first priority is always the safety of our students, faculty and staff and their families. NOLA-PS continues to coordinate local and state agencies, as we monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Maintaining the health and wellbeing of our students,...

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OPSB Issues Comment, Next Steps regarding Upcoming Resignation of Board Member Ben Kleban

NEW ORLEANS – (March 6, 2020) – Today, Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) District 5 member Ben Kleban announced his intent to resign from the board effective June 15, 2020. Citing a growing family and extended family needs, Kleban and his family will be moving away from New Orleans over the...

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NOLA-PS Issues Update On Coronavirus, Proactive Steps Being Taken Throughout Schools

NEW ORLEANS – (March 11, 2020) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and NOLA-PS Chief Operations Officer Tiffany Delcour presented the District’s proactive coronavirus emergency preparedness steps to the New Orleans City Council Smart & Sustainable Cities Committee. NOLA-PS continues to collaborate and coordinate with local,...

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NOLA-PS Announces Districtwide School Closures Due to COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS – (March 13, 2020) – Per the proclamation issued by Governor John Bel Edwards today, all NOLA public schools have been ordered to close starting Monday, March 16th for four weeks. At this time, classes are planned to resume on April 13th. This necessary action is an effective way...

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Orleans Parish School Board Cancels Committee and Board Meetings on March 17 and March 19, in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

New Orleans - (March 13, 2020) – Due to the growing concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced that it will cancel its upcoming OPSB Committee and Board Meetings next week on March 17 and March 19. Additional announcements will be made via NOLA-PS...

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NOLA Public Schools Holds Special Graduation Ceremony to Honor Summer 2019 Graduates

NEW ORLEANS – (Aug. 23, 2019) – This week, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) hosted the third annual Citywide Summer Graduation Ceremony honoring Orleans Parish public school students who completed required coursework over the summer of 2019. Thirty-one seniors from eight schools took part in the graduation ceremony at New Orleans Jazz Market. NOLA-PS began summer graduation ceremonies in 2017 in an effort to ensure all graduates are celebrated with a ceremony regardless of when they finish classes.

HIGH RES PHOTOS OF THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AND B-ROLL ARE AVAILABLE HERE

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NOLA Public Schools Outperforms State on Student Progress

NEW ORLEANS - (August 28, 2019) The Louisiana Department of Education released statewide progress data results and for the second year in a row NOLA Public schools are outperforming statewide averages for growth, specifically across all four sub-groups reported by the state. The announcement comes after the LDOE released their annual...

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NOLA Public Schools and the Orleans Parish School Board to Reschedule Millage Rates Public Hearing

NEW ORLEANS - (Aug. 30, 2019) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will be rescheduling a public hearing that was slated for Thursday, September 26, 2019 to consider levying additional or increased millage rates. In the interim and leading up to the new date NOLA-PS...

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NOLA Public Schools Hosts 2nd Annual Back-to-School Fest

NEW ORLEANS – (Sept. 17, 2019) – On Saturday, September 14, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the Audubon Nature Institute held their second annual Back to School Fest at the Audubon Zoo to provide families with the chance to access back-to-school resources, learn about the upcoming school year and meet fellow...

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NOLA Public Schools and New Orleans Police Department Gather To Discuss School Zone Safety

NEW ORLEANS – (Sept. 25, 2019) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) came together today at Dwight D. Eisenhower Charter School to remind the public about the importance of safety at our schools during the school year. NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., Orleans Parish...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Delivers Update on John F. Kennedy High School Findings to OPSB

NEW ORLEANS – (September 26, 2019) - The following is a statement that was delivered to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) by Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., Superintendent of NOLA Public Schools (NOLAPS), at the Board Business Meeting on Thursday. Sept. 26th. The remarks are in reference to the investigation into...

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NORDC partners with NOLA Public Schools to form NORD/NOLA-PS Collaborative Sports League

NEW ORLEANS - (October 4, 2019) The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission is partnering with NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) to enhance the sports and physical education programming of youth participants in Orleans Parish Schools. The collaboration allows for NORD and NOLA-PS to form a collaborative sports league that will organize,...

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