Since 2005, New Orleans’ educational system has undergone a structural shift- from government as school operator to school regulator. Today, New Orleans is the nation’s first charter school district with over 80% of public school students enrolled in charter schools, and non-profits have assumed many government-related functions. In service to its mission- delivering on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans- New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) focuses on three areas:
NSNO SERVES THE CITY AS A STRATEGIC LEADER.
City Leadership. Be a leading voice for academic excellence in New Orleans and influence education leaders to execute New Orleans reform model.
Landscape Monitor. Identify citywide gaps directly limiting academic excellence.
National Reform. Increase national awareness and learning of New Orleans model by capturing and sharing knowledge.
NSNO ACCELERATES HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT.
Expand What Works. Support the expansion of high-performing open-enrollment charter schools.
Launch and Innovate. Invest selectively in new Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) and schools.
Turnaround and Crises. Enable the turning around of low-performing schools and support charter boards in times of transition, academic crisis, or strategic planning.
NSNO ACTS AS A LANDING PAD TO GROW, CONNECT & SUSTAIN SCHOOL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS.
Citywide Support. Facilitate the establishment of scalable and sustainable providers to drive academic excellence in New Orleans. Maintain focus on recruiting and developing human capital (school leaders, teachers and boards).
Local Capital. Mobilize, coordinate, or provide early stage local capital to attract and support initial growth of support providers.
Human Capital Investments
- Achievement Network
- Center for Transformative Teacher Training
- Education Pioneers
- Leading Educators
- Match Teacher Coaching
- Relay Graduate School of Education
- The New Teacher Project and teachNOLA
Charter School Investments
- Algiers Charter School Association
- ARISE Academy
- Choice Foundation
- Collegiate Academies
- Crescent City Schools
- Einstein Group, Inc.
- FirstLine Schools
- Friends of King
- Future is Now
- KIPP New Orleans
- New Orleans College Prep
- ReNEW Schools
- Rite of Passage
- Success Preparatory Academy