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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 Superintendent Recommends KIPP New Orleans Schools to operate John F. Kennedy High School

NEW ORLEANS – (August 22, 2019) – This evening, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will announce that KIPP New Orleans Schools, a high quality charter operator in the school district, will be granted the authority to manage John F. Kennedy High School starting in the 20-21 school year. Dr. Lewis will make his announcement to the Orleans Parish School Board today, Thursday, August 22 at 5:30pm at the regular board business meeting.

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NOLA Public Schools Partners with Children’s Hospital New Orleans to Help Keep Students Healthy

NEW ORLEANS - (Aug. 19, 2019) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has partnered with Children’s Hospital New Orleans to extend school health services for students via the School Telehealth Program in more than a dozen schools. Children’s Hospital New Orleans will provide school nurses from across the district with training and digital exam equipment, such as laptops and digital exam cameras, to assist students immediately with minor health conditions which would otherwise require a doctor’s visit. The digital exam equipment will connect school nurses with one of Children’s Hospital New Orleans’ primary care providers stationed in River Ridge.

To view and download video about our telehealth partnership, click here. Please Courtesy: NOLA Public Schools

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NOLA Public Schools Challenges Families to “Strive For Less Than 5” Absences

NEW ORLEANS – (Aug. 15, 2019) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has partnered with Baptist Community Ministries’ (BCM) to launch, “Strive for Less Than 5,” a campaign to challenge families to strive for less than five absences and tardies throughout this new school year.

In New Orleans, 25 percent of public school children from kindergarten to 12th grade were chronically absent during the 2017-2018 school year – meaning they missed more than 10 percent of the school year, or 15-18 days. Missing more than five days of school can impact learning and lowers test scores and can put students at risk of repeating a grade and/or dropping out of school.

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