Feb 022018
 

The third finalist for the CEO position at New Orleans College Prep to meet with the charter network’s governing board said Thursday he would combine a strong curriculum, an emphasis on daily attendance and development of extracurricular activities to raise the schools’ standing in the community. Continue reading »

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Feb 012018
 

Denise Charbonnet, the second candidate for the CEO position at New Orleans College Prep, proposed adding two or three schools to the charter network’s portfolio after improving its current campuses from a ‘C’ and ‘D’ rating to an ‘A.’ Continue reading »

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Jan 302018
 

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.

The rally, which is presented by InspireNOLA Charter Schools, The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence and Hyatt Regency New Orleans, will also feature Congressional Black Caucus Chairman and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans), New Orleans Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell, Angela Yee of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” and Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back Leonard Fournette as speakers who will offer words of hope and motivation to the students in attendance.
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Jan 262018
 

The New Orleans College Prep charter network can move on from the loss of one of its struggling elementary schools to become home to two ‘B’-rated schools over the course of the next school year, and go on to develop a reputation for both college readiness or a few tightly-focused career tracks separate from college, a candidate for the schools’ new CEO told their governing board on Thursday. Continue reading »

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Jan 252018
 

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.

The rally, which is presented by InspireNOLA Charter Schools, The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence and Hyatt Regency New Orleans, will also feature Congressional Black Caucus Chairman and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans), New Orleans Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell, and Angela Yee of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” as speakers who will offer words of hope and motivation to the students in attendance. Continue reading »

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Jan 222018
 

Jeremy Hunnewell (via www.z-comm.com)

With the retirement of the school CEO this summer steadily approaching, the board members of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has hired a consultant to help find his replacement who is well-known to many members of the school community — the same man who was instrumental in seating the school’s current leadership during a period of turmoil five years ago. Continue reading »

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Jan 202018
 

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

After cancelling school for three days in a row, Lusher Charter School officials are trying to decide how to make up for the lost instructional time prior to crucial upcoming state and college-entrance testing. Continue reading »

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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.

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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 »

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Dec 212017
 

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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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