May 9, 2017 -- Ciera Paul, a teacher at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, was one of eight New Orleans teachers selected to receive a 2017 'New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award.' New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) accepted 90 nominations from schools across the city for educators who go above and beyond with their work in the classroom.
May 4, 2017 -- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival headliners Dave Matthews and Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews put on a special impromptu performance at ReNEW McDonogh #28 City Park Academy (MCPA) Thursday.
March 9, 2017 -- Following a national search of candidates, the ReNEW Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted this evening to appoint Kevin Guitterrez as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Guitterrez, who currently serves as president of ReNEW Schools, will transition into the new role as CEO in June.
February 17, 2017 -- During NBA All-Star week in New Orleans, several former players visited ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary students during their first week at the temporary Gaudet site. Dikembe Mutombo, Gary Payton, Muggsy Bogues, Bob Lanier and others offered words of encouragement for the students, just one week after a tornado damaged their primary school building in New Orleans East.
January 10, 2017 -- At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports. (Excerpt courtesy of PBS)
December 15, 2016 -- Thanks to a donation drive spearheaded by the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, NOPD and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, more than 100 pre-K and kindergarten students enjoyed an early holiday surprise.
October 19, 2016 -- Folk-rock musician Graham Nash, actress Alfre Woodard and NY Times columnist David Brooks were on hand to help officially launch ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy's Turnaround Arts program. DTA joins ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy and ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy as the only Turnaround Arts schools in New Orleans.