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Akili and Habans Receive Charter Renewals

On December 12th, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to give Akili Academy a six-year renewal of its charter. This decision was based on the 2017 School Performance Scores, which measure student achievement based upon state standardized tests. Akili received a score of 70 (a nearly 8-point increase over last year) and moved from a…
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Habans Scholars Unveil New State-of-the-Art Green Schoolyard

Habans Scholars Unveil New State-of-the-Art Green Schoolyard

On Thursday, November 2nd, Habans scholars welcomed city officials and representatives of the Trust for Public Land to their school, as they officially unveiled their new playground. The Trust For Public Land, in partnership with the City of New Orleans, Crescent City Schools, and scholars at Habans unveiled the first state-of-the-art green schoolyard in New…
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Habans Scholars Shine at Tulane’s LightLab Summer Program

Last month, a group of Habans students participated in the LightLab Summer Program at Tulane University. These young scientists were paired with a graduate student mentor and participated in cutting-edge research. Habans is grateful for partners like Tulane University that provide our scholars with amazing opportunities like this. Check out photos from the week below,…
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Habans Teacher Makes Impact Outside the Classroom

Chris Justin has been an integral part of the Habans community since joining the founding team in 2013. As the 6th/7th grade Science and Intervention Teacher at Paul Habans Charter School, Chris has dedicated the past five years to getting his scholars excited about science during the school week. In that time, he has also dedicated every…
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Habans Scholars Shine at Tulane’s LightLab Summer Program

 Last month, a group of Habans students participated in the LightLab Summer Program at Tulane University. These young scientists were paired with a graduate student mentor and participated in cutting-edge research. Habans is grateful for partners like Tulane University that provide our scholars with amazing opportunities like this. Check out photos from the week below,…
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