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.

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Dec 172017
 

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.​

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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.​

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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 »

Nov 092017
 

The Louisiana Department of Education recently released school letter grades, and the InspireNOLA charter network continues to excel and outperform area schools. Alice Harte Charter School and Edna Karr High School both maintained “A” letter grades, and Andrew Wilson Charter School’s school performance score increased by over 31 points in only two years.

For the fourth year in a row, Harte achieved an “A” letter grade and surpassed the state average of students scoring Mastery or above on LEAP assessments. Harte continues to remain a top open-admissions school in the city and one of only two open-admissions “A” elementary schools in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Nov 032017
 

The Inspire to Empower Gala promises to be an incredible and inspiring evening for all who attend! Guests will enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and libations in the gorgeous Alice M. Harte courtyard and atrium while listening to live entertainment and bidding in a silent auction.
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Oct 022017
 

The Cohen College Prep High School band marches with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx on Magazine Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans College Prep charter network has relaunched its search for a new leader, with board members hoping to begin soliciting applicants by the middle of October. Continue reading »

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Sep 212017
 

The International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street campus. (UptownMessenger.com)

The International School of Louisiana will drop its language-readiness exam for incoming kindergarten students, but tighten mid-year admissions for first-grade students, officials said Wednesday night. Continue reading »

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