Orleans Parish School Board Broke Ground on $27.5 Million STEM-focused Building

November 27, 2018

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Albert Wicker site on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. The site, located at 2011 Bienville Street, will be home to the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School. “We are excited to break ground on this new building, which will focus on STEM education,” said…

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Nominations being accepted for the 2019 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award (NOETA)

We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award (NOETA)! This award was created in 2015 by New Schools for New Orleans and the Orleans Parish School Board is excited to take over the planning and execution of it. We are ecstatic about continuing to honor outstanding public school teachers in New Orleans. You must be a…

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Orleans Parish Schools Continue to Progress

November 8, 2018

Today (Nov. 8), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the 2017-2018 School Performance Scores (SPS), school letter grades, and progress index scores. Scores revealed that nearly 80 percent of district schools received a progress index score of “A” or “B” for the 2017- 2018 school year. “This year’s School Performance Scores, particularly the newer Progress Index Score, reflect the…

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U.S. Education Secretary DeVos to Honor Kathy Riedlinger

November 7, 2018

Today (Nov. 7), the U.S. Department of Education will present Kathy Riedlinger with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her long-term leadership in transforming local public schooling. We are very thankful for her commitment to educating our students, leading a school of excellence, and most importantly for always setting the bar high. Riedlinger is the only school leader being given the…

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From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr

November 5, 2018

Dear Friends and Partners: November is a pivotal month for our still very new, unified school district. The release of school performance scores this Thursday will establish our baseline as a district and help us see clearly the work ahead. This district will have to make difficult, but important decisions regarding the future of schools in New Orleans. This work is incredibly…

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October Board Recap

October 12, 2018

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ONEAPP GEOGRAPHIC PRIORITY AND ESTABLISHES AN EARLIEST PICK-UP TIME FOR SCHOOL BUSES Early Childhood Working Group presents research findings to the board NEW ORLEANS – (Oct. 11, 2018) – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, the school board approved an amendment to OneApp Geographic Priority. The board…

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ON FIRST 100 DAYS AS A UNIFIED DISTRICT

October 10, 2018

On Tuesday, the OPSB introduced new leadership and provided updates on the district’s revised operational structure   NEW ORLEANS – (Oct. 9, 2018) – Today, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) held a press conference to give an overview on district performance since unification under the locally elected school board and to highlight changes to the operational structure and work…

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From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.

October 6, 2018

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Orleans Parish School Board September 2018 Meeting Recap

October 1, 2018

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES CHILD NUTRITION SALARY SCALE AND ACCEPTS DONATION FROM BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT NEW ORLEANS CHARTER SCHOOLS Toyota of New Orleans recognizes high school seniors with perfect attendance NEW ORLEANS – (Sept. 20, 2018) – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, the school board approved…

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New Orleans School District Achieves ‘Top Growth’ on State Assessments

August 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – (August 29, 2018) – Today, August 29 2018, the Louisiana Department of Education released data showing the percentage of students in each school and district that achieved “top growth,” or what the state would call “A” graded growth. As a district, New Orleans tied 22nd place in English Language Arts, performing better than 44 out of 72…

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