Jan 182018
 

5,000 students to attend rally to decrease youth violence and promote higher academic outcomes. Speakers include: Congressman Cedric Richmond, Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell, and Angela Yee of the Breakfast Club.

On February 2, 2018, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, will keynote the “Project LIVE & Achieve” Rally for Excellence, where 5,000 students from local schools across the New Orleans area will attend.

Continue reading »

Jan 052018
 

U.S. Secretary of Education John King tours Walter L. Cohen College Prep High School in 2016. College Prep has received 14 applications for the CEO position, though none come from internal candidates. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Fourteen people — including both local educators in New Orleans and school leaders from around the country — have applied to be the next CEO of New Orleans College Prep, and the charter network’s CEO selection committee may bring a group of finalists to campus to meet the public as soon as this month, school leaders said this week. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on 14 apply for CEO job at New Orleans College Prep; finalists under consideration this month
Dec 212017
 

(submitted photo)

(submitted photo)

The New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District and The Soul Rebels brass band visited Lafayette Academy this week to deliver presents for children in the youngest grades there. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on New Orleans Police, Soul Rebels bring Christmas presents to Lafayette Academy kids
Dec 182017
 

Arthur Johnston (via Orleans Parish jail)

The 14-year-old Lusher student arrested Monday morning on terrorizing charges after a weekend-long hunt for him had threatened to “shoot up the school” at the end of last week, and he had access to guns found throughout his father’s home, New Orleans police said Monday afternoon. Continue reading »

Dec 182017
 

Harte Teacher wins “Oscar of Teaching”, Edna Karr makes football history

Two of InspireNOLA’s foundation schools accomplished major achievements this past week. Alice Harte Charter School’s Master Teacher, Theresa Cross, received the national 2017 Milken Educator Award, and Edna Karr High School made history by winning back-to-back State Football Championships.

“We are extremely proud of the commitment and achievements from Ms. Cross, Coach Brown and the Karr football team. While different, these victories are important for changing New Orleans by showing students what can be achieved,” said InspireNOLA CEO Jamar McKneely.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Sponsored: Huge wins for InspireNOLA schools
Dec 172017
 

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Arthur Johnson (via NOPD)

Lusher Charter School students reported to school as normal at both campuses on Monday, and the teenage student charged with “terrorizing” over threats turned himself in to police shortly before classes started for the day, police said. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lusher to resumes school after threats; teen and father turn themselves in to police Monday morning
Dec 092017
 

Children dance during a performance at Lusher Charter School’s morning meeting in December 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Orleans Parish School Board is reconsidering whether to allow high-performing schools to renew their charters for a full 10-year term, but some like Lusher Charter School say the longer term is needed to plan for future growth. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Should high-performing schools be awarded renewal of their charters for a full 10 years?
Dec 042017
 

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep marching band perform in the 2016 Martin Luther King Day parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans College Prep is pressing forward quickly in its search to identify a new CEO by spring, identifying and even initiating phone interviews with a number of early applicants for the position. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on New Orleans College Prep begins preliminary interviews with CEO candidates
Dec 042017
 

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, photographed in 2011, is now the temporary home for Lycee Francais. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

With the array of elementary schools in the Carrollton neighborhood seemingly shifting every year, a group of neighborhood activists are urging Bricolage Academy to consider the former Johnson site as a possible near-future expansion. Continue reading »

Nov 282017
 

Inspired​ ​by​ ​ABC’s​ ​​Dancing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Stars​,​ ​the​ 8th​ ​Annual​ ​Young​ ​Audiences​ ​​Dancing​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts ​gala​ ​will​ ​feature​ ​local​ ​community​ ​leaders​ ​competing​ ​on the​ ​dance​ ​floor​ ​with​ ​professional​ ​dancers​ ​for​ ​the​ ​coveted​ ​People’s​ ​Choice​ ​Award.​ ​The​ ​​​gala​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Civic​ ​Theatre​ this Friday,​ ​December​ ​1 ​from​ ​7​ ​to​ ​11 p.m.​, ​starting​ ​with​ ​a​ ​red​ ​carpet​ ​reception​ ​and​ ​cocktail​ ​hour. Festivities​ ​include​ ​a silent​ ​auction,​ ​an​ ​open​ ​bar,​ ​fine​ ​fare,​ ​and​ ​entertainment.

The best part? All​ ​proceeds​ ​from​ ​the​ ​gala​ ​will​ ​support​ the ​Young​ ​Audiences​ ​afterschool​ ​and​ ​summer​ ​arts​ ​education programs.​

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Sponsored: Eat, Drink, Celebrate ​Arts​ ​Education
Nov 152017
 


Inspired​ ​by​ ​ABC’s​ ​​Dancing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Stars​,​ ​the​ 8th​ ​Annual​ ​Young​ ​Audiences​ ​​Dancing​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​gala​ ​will​ ​feature​ ​local​ ​community​ ​leaders​ ​competing​ ​on the​ ​dance​ ​floor​ ​with​ ​professional​ ​dancers​ ​for​ ​the​ ​coveted​ ​People’s​ ​Choice​ ​Award.​ ​The​ ​​​gala​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Civic​ ​Theatre​ ​on Friday,​ ​December​ ​1​ ​from​ ​7​ ​to​ ​11 p.m.​ ​starting​ ​with​ ​a​ ​red​ ​carpet​ ​reception​ ​and​ ​cocktail​ ​hour. Festivities​ ​include​ ​a silent​ ​auction,​ ​an​ ​open​ ​bar,​ ​fine​ ​fare,​ ​and​ ​entertainment.

The best part? All​ ​proceeds​ ​from​ ​the​ ​gala​ ​will​ ​support​ the ​Young​ ​Audiences​ ​afterschool​ ​and​ ​summer​ ​arts​ ​education programs.​

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Sponsored: Local​ ​luminaries​ ​dance-off​ ​to​ ​benefit​ ​arts​ ​education
Nov 132017
 

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans campus on Patton Street.

The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans approved a set of new policies Monday night requiring federal immigration agents to present a warrant before talking to any students, setting new penalties for overdue fines for extracurricular activities, and adding more preschool seats for disadvantaged families next year. Continue reading »