Schools K-12

Educational Resources

Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.)

TREE serves children and adults with life science education programming held in an Outdoor Classroom (Jean Lafitte National Park and the  piney woods of Saint Tammany).

CORE Elementimage

The Core Element is a non-profit organization bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs to schools in the Greater New Orleans area. moreCore Element trains teachers and equips them with hands-on, inquiry-based kits to be used in the classroom.  Students engaged in more interactive STEM lessons learn the acts of observing, experimenting, keeping journals and taking measurements bringing together all the skills of a well-rounded student. 


School Readiness Tax Creditimage

The SRTC business tax credit for Louisiana businesses is pretty straightforward. moreA business can donate up to $5,000 to a CCR&R and get 100% of their money back on the Louisiana income taxes.

This refundable credit can be taken against individual income tax, corporation income tax, or corporation franchise tax depending on the business’s entity type.


Eastbank Charter School Collaborativeimage

The East Bank Charter School Collaborative publishes the RSDigest (Recovery School District/ New Orleans) and the OPSBrief (Orleans Parish School Board) each month with agendas before the meetings and reports on the decisions and discussions of the meetings.

O.P.E.N. NOLAimage

OPEN is a New Orleans-based nonprofit committed to ensuring that there is an informed and engaged community that exercises influence on policy and programs to realize excellence and equity for every child in public schools in New Orleans.

Educate Now!image

EducateNow! is a news clipping service and blog that provides comprehensive updates on the state of public K-12 education in New Orleans

Independent Schools Association of the Southwest:New Orleans chapterimage

The ISAS New Orleans has information about several independent schools (charters, religious-affiliated and private) including Open House schedules at


Connect2Educate provides a means and an opportunity for schools and resource providers to share information, make personal contact, and determine interest in pursuing the connection of that resource to the school and its constituents. moreThis organization aims to keep schools informed of the wide array of services and resources at their disposal, help school leaders make informed and logical decisions about programming for their students, encourage better coordination between school needs and available services, and to help service providing organizations increase visibility and impact of services. less


EducateNow! is a site dedicated to the ongoing reforms in the New Orleans public school system. moreIt has excellent mailing list options with updates about Charter Schools, the RSD and other K-12 information. less

School Readiness Tax Creditsimage

School Readiness Tax Credits are a package of tax credits that support the development of quality child care. moreCredits are available to parents, child care centers, child care workers, and businesses.Parents can increase the value of their existing child care tax credit by sending their child to a center that has achieved two or more stars on the state’s Quality Start rating system.Find out more on the Quality Start website or email less

Families Helping Families of Jeffersonimage

FHF is an information and referral service for people with disabilities and their families, including information on educational services and other needs&#46 Visit the website or call (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736&#46

Jefferson Dollars for Scholarsimage

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars helps provide educational opportunities for Jefferson Parish Public School students through scholarships and academic support. moreFind out more about college scholarships, academic enrichment scholarships, and ACT prep programs by calling (504) 831-1565  less


TeachNOLA is a program designed to recruit and train motivated individuals to teach in the New Orleans Recovery School District. moreYou do not need an education degree to join this program.Visit the website for more information. less

Housing Program for New Orleans Teachersimage

New Orleans teachers will be offered 250 two-bedroom, fully furnished rent-free modular housing units, in accordance with a joint effort announced today by Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), the City of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Eligible teachers interested in registering to receive a housing unit are encouraged to call the Louisiana Department of Education at 1-800-471-0869 and leave their first and last name, school of employment, phone number, mailing address, email address, number of household members and FEMA registration number.