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MEDIA ALERT - Orleans Parish School Board Notice of Public Hearing

WHAT: On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3 p.m., the Orleans Parish School Board will hold a public hearing to consider the following: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Article VII, Section 23 (B) and (C) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974 and La. R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of...

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NOLA-PS issues statement on anticipated school & traffic delays due to Hard Rock Hotel incident

The following is a statement regarding anticipated traffic delays and late school arrivals that may occur due to the incident at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans. The statement should be attributed to NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis. Jr.: “NOLA Public Schools would like to send...

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NOLA Public Schools District Performance Score Shows Improvement

NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT PERFORMANCE SCORE SHOWS IMPROVEMENT The District School Performance Score improved and nearly three out of four NOLA Public Schools received a progress index score of “A” or “B”  . NEW ORLEANS – (November 6, 2019) – Today, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the 2019 School...

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Travis Hill School Among Highest Performing Alternative Schools in the State

The Travis Hill School educates pre-adjudication youth in the city’s juvenile and adult detention facilities . NEW ORLEANS – (November 12, 2019) – The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recently released the 2018-2019 School Performance Scores (SPS), including scores for alternative schools under the state’s new alternative formula. The Travis Hill...

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Nola Public Schools Offers Tips for Families to Minimize Spread of Flu and Informs Parents When to Keep Students at Home

NEW ORLEANS – (Nov. 13, 2019) – As public schools in Orleans Parish experience an uptick in student and staff absences from school due to cold and flu season, NOLA Public Schools would like to offer tips to prevent the flu, as well as, remind families when it is best to...

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New Orleans English Teacher Steven Gamache Is Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Gamache’s creativity and leadership help students soar at Paul Habans Charter School Santa Monica, Calif., (November 13, 2019) — Steven Gamache is known for leading efforts to turn schools around, but he had no idea that his life would be transformed today with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award. During a rousing...

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NOLA Public Schools Sites InspireNOLA Charter Schools to Operate Pierre A. Capdau Charter School

NEW ORLEANS – (Nov. 18, 2019) – On Friday, November 15, 2019, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) sent a formal letter to InspireNOLA Charter Schools notifying them of the siting of their approved charter to transform Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, which paves the way for the charter management organization to operate...

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Orleans Parish School Board Votes to Roll Forward Millages

Decision Will Increase per Student Funding; Allow District To Recover From Upcoming Cuts To State Funding.NEW ORLEANS – (November 19, 2019) – At a special meeting of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) this evening, district board members voted unanimously to fully roll forward the millages dedicated to public education in...

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Oneapp Main Round for 2020-2021 School Year Opens in November and Closes Friday, Jan. 31.

OneApp timeline shifted to better accommodate the district’s students, families, teachers and schools NEW ORLEANS – (Nov. 22, 2019) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is notifying families that the Main Round of OneApp, the unified application process to enroll in New Orleans Public Schools, opens today Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and...

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NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. and OPSB Board Members Celebrate 102nd Birthday of Retired Public School Teacher Mrs. Leonora F. Barnett

Barnett served as an educator in Orleans Parish public schools for more than 42 years.NEW ORLEANS – (November 27, 2019) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. and members of the Orleans Parish School Board joined family and friends of Mrs. Leonora F. Barnett to...

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OPSB Votes to Invest $9M to Support Teacher Workforce & Critical Student Needs

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 17, 2020) – On Thursday, January 16, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) voted to approve NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.’s proposal for the Systemwide Needs Program (SWNP). The program will invest roughly $9 million over the next three years to help better...

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SITES HOMER A. PLESSY COMMUNITY SCHOOL TO OPERATE JOSEPH A. CRAIG CHARTER SCHOOL

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 24, 2020) – On Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) notified Joseph A. Craig Charter School faculty, staff and families, of the siting of Joseph A. Craig to Homer A. Plessy Community School. Homer A. Plessy Community will be responsible for the school’s operation and...

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NOLA Public Schools Teams Up with Community Leaders and Organizations in an Effort to Keep Kids in School

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 28, 2020) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) joined over 50 community members and representatives from local businesses and non-profits in an effort to highlight the need for a community response to truancy and chronic absenteeism...

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Orleans Parish School Board & Center for Resilience Partner to Address Mental Health Needs of New Orleans Children

Today (Jan. 4), the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and the Center for Resilience (previously known as the New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program) announced a new partnership aimed at addressing gaps in mental health supports in the city, while also implementing trauma-informed programming to New Orleans public school students in need.  Currently, the Center for Resilience (the CFR) is the only day treatment program in Louisiana and offers academic and mental health services for children in Orleans Parish in grades K-8 with moderate to significant, diagnosed behavioral health disabilities. Schools refer children to the CFR who continue to struggle in a traditional school setting even after multiple school-level interventions and supports.

In New Orleans, 60 percent of children suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and are 4.5 times more likely than their peers nationwide to show signs of Serious Emotional Disturbance. The CFR responds to this severe need for behavioral and mental health interventions for children in the Greater New Orleans area by providing evidence-based, individualized mental health and educational services and placement to students whose needs cannot be met in a traditional school setting.

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New Orleans’ public schools named ‘District of the Year’ by Education Dive

New Orleans’ Public Schools have been named ‘District of the Year’ by Education Dive: K12, a leading industry news publisher. Click here to read more.  “The Recovery School District and the Orleans Parish School Board highlight the successes of school choice and autonomous charter schools, all while facing uniform accountability standards....

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S&P Global Raises Orleans Parish School Board’s Rating; Reports Financial Outlooks Are ‘Stable’

The district received a ratings boost from S&P Global Ratings NEW ORLEANS – (Feb. 19, 2019) – The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is pleased to report that as of Feb. 1, S&P Global Ratings raised our underlying rating (SPUR) for the district’s existing general obligation bonds from A+ to AA-....

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Stanford University Study reports Orleans Parish Public Schools Achieving more Growth than State Average

New Orleans is the only city that outperformed its state in mathematics and reading for the majority of the years studied NEW ORLEANS – (May 7, 2019) – This past week, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released their City Studies Project report, which identified New Orleans public school...

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New Orleans OPSB High Schools See Five Percentage Point Increase in Graduation Rates

NEW ORLEANS – (May 15, 2019) – Today, the Louisiana Department of Education announced graduation rates across the state with Orleans Parish Schools showing remarkable improvement. According to the Department of Education, the citywide graduation rate has increased by nearly five percentage points, rising from 72.9 percent in 2017 to 77.8 percent...

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Louisiana High School Athletic Association Announces Changes to Athletic Attendance Zones for Public & Private School Students

NEW ORLEANS – (July 03, 2019) – In June, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) approved a proposal establishing four athletic zones for high school students based on their residence impacting freshmen and transferring students only. Impacted student athletes residing in certain zip codes are only eligible to participate in...

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Orleans Parish School Board Announces New Late Enrollment Schedule

New Orleans – (July 14, 2019) – The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced a new Late Enrollment schedule due to Hurricane Barry. Late Enrollment has been rescheduled to start on Tuesday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Dillard University serving only high school students in need of a school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Beginning Wednesday, July 17, Late Enrollment will serve all families in need of placement in grades K-12. 

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