May 012018

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

Walter L. Cohen College Prep High School is one of 31 high schools in Louisiana to receive specialized guidance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education toward redesigning its instruction and support services for the 2019-2020 school year. Continue reading »

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May 012018

McDonogh 35 Senior High School’s marching band performs during Battle of the Bands at the “Instruments A-Comin” benefit concert, silent auction and community arts fair in front of Tipitina’s Monday evening. The fundraiser also includes a benefit concert with all proceeds dedicated to placing instruments in New Orleans school music programs (Claire Byun/

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Apr 272018

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After fielding nearly 50 applications from international applicants, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans board members plan to name the finalists for the position at a public meeting Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Continue reading »

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Apr 232018

Sylvanie Williams College Prep elementary on Martin Luther King Boulevard, photographed in March 2017. (Robert Morris,

The New Orleans College Prep charter network is putting the final touches on its transition this summer back to governance by the Orleans Parish School Board — without one of its elementary campuses, Sylvanie Williams. Continue reading »

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Apr 212018

Audubon Gentilly Charter School, formerly Gentilly Terrace Elementary School (via

Audubon Charter School’s new Gentilly campus received an explosion of interest from parents this spring by way of 1,200 applications for fewer than 200 spaces, and officials are now preparing for a busy summer of preparations to open the campus in August. Continue reading »

Apr 142018

Lusher Charter School is holding its April monthly board meeting.

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Mar 272018

Children pose for a photo at Noble Minds Institute of Whole Child Learning charter school. (via Noble Minds on Facebook)

The Noble Minds Institute of Whole Child Learning, a new charter school in the process of completing its first year, plans to move into the Central St. Matthew UCC church classroom building formerly occupied by Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans over the summer, officials said Tuesday night. Continue reading »

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Mar 272018

The current Cohen High School building will be demolished after construction is complete on the new building next door, officials say. (Robert Morris,

The design process for the new Cohen High School is likely to take about a year, because the building will be a custom design rather than a template modeled off another school as previously expected, College Prep officials said Monday evening. Continue reading »

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Mar 262018

Peter Curtis (via NOPD)

A graduate of the Isidore Newman School has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from multiple vandalism incidents in 2016 — including a threat to “kill you all” at his alma mater and an anti-religious message at St. George’s school — and will be sentenced to probation and restitution of nearly $5,000, prosecutors announced. Continue reading »

Mar 172018

From a student-led walkout over gun violence in schools to accolades for academic and artistic achievement, the Lusher Charter School board on Saturday morning celebrated students’ recent activism and achievements. Continue reading »

Mar 162018

A rendering by Verges Rome architects of the new Sci High campus on Bienville Street in Mid-City.

The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School is anticipating a fall groundbreaking on its new, state-of-the-art campus in the biomedical corridor in Mid-City, school officials said Thursday evening. Continue reading »

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Mar 142018

Lusher and Sci High students hold signs and link arms in protest of gun violence on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris,

A month to the day after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students from both Lusher Charter School and New Orleans Science and Mathematics Charter High School linked arms in a human chain around the large Uptown block that holds both their campuses in solidarity with students around the country protesting inaction to stop gun violence.

Lusher students hold hold a sign memorializing the students killed in a mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month. (Robert Morris,

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Mar 082018

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday on charges of terrorizing after threats he made via social media caused the closure of his high school on O.C. Haley Boulevard and another campus in Gentilly, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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