May 152018

The three finalists to be the next CEO of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans met with the charter school’s parents and staff Tuesday night in a crowded town hall meeting, explaining how their very divergent backgrounds each position them to lead the school to continued academic strength while building the city’s first French-immersion high school. Continue reading »

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May 102018

The Rotary Club of New Orleans will hold its first-ever wine-tasting competition, “Sippin’ for Scholarships,” tonight to raise money to send seniors from the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School and other schools to college. Continue reading »

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May 042018

Cohen High School senior Brevin Porter dances exuberantly after announcing thta he will attend Delgado Community College next year on “Declaration Day” on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Robert Morris,

Nearly 70 seniors at Walter L. Cohen College Prep High School were greeted with an auditorium full of exuberant cheers on Friday (May 4) as they announced which colleges they plan to attend after graduation, from as far Notre Dame and the University of Missouri or as close as Xavier and the University of New Orleans just up the road.

Cohen senior Shante Williams kicks off a second line from the school after announcing that she will attend the University of Missouri on “Declaration Day” on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Robert Morris,

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May 032018

A young Lycee Francais student trades a fist bump with Cam Jordan during the Saints player’s visit to the school in 2014. (via Lycee Francais on Facebook)

The finalists for the CEO position at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans were asked as part of the application process to detail their thoughts on critical issues ahead for the school, such as improving diversity within the student body, reaching special-education students while in a full-immersion foreign-language environment, and aligning the French national standards with those set by the state of Louisiana. Continue reading »

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May 022018

The three finalists for the top job at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans are the charter school’s current academic director, the principal of a high-performing Uptown charter high school, and the former administrator of an immersion school in Maryland, Lycee officials announced Monday night. Continue reading »

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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 »