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Star Academy Celebrates St. Mary Parish’s Teacher of the Year: Amy Gilliam

December 12, 2023

At NOLA Education, we take pride in the achievements of dedicated educators of Star Academy programs across the nation who go above and beyond to engage and inspire learners. Nothing makes us happier than to witness the success of educators who embody this spirit, and…

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Building Skills, Igniting Passion: The Magic of Project-Based Learning

November 13, 2023

In today’s dynamic world, the conventional classroom approach is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of the 21st-century learner. Students are no longer content with passive lectures and rote memorization. Instead, they crave real-world experiences, engagement, and the chance to apply what they are learning…

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Leading the Parade of Excellence: Crissy Klober, 2023 Krewe of Astraea Grand Marshal

November 9, 2023

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a festival of unmatched energy, color, and community spirit. Central to this celebration is the enigmatic Grand Marshal, a charismatic figure who leads the exuberant parades with a boundless energy that infuses life into the revelries. In New Orleans,…

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Elevating Education: The Star Academy Summit 2023

October 24, 2023

In the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 19-20, 2023, over 50 educators from across the nation gathered for the 4th annual Star Academy Summit. Hosted by NOLA Education, this event proved to be a testament to the power of continuous learning and collaboration…

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Skipper Ward: Navigating the Path to Educational Excellence in Magnolia, Arkansas 

October 4, 2023

Explore the inspiring journey of John “Skipper” Ward, who transitioned from a background in agriculture to become a beloved superintendent in Magnolia, Arkansas. With a deep commitment to students, faith-centered leadership, and adaptability, Skipper has overcome challenges and become a source of inspiration in the field of education.

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Discovering History and Heritage: Guinyard-Butler Star Academy Visits South Carolina’s State House

October 1, 2023

On Friday, September 29th, the Guinyard-Butler Middle School Star Academy visited the South Carolina State House in Columbia. This field study served to give the students first-hand engagement with the history, legacies, and politics that are inclusive to the overall experience of touring the State…

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What Students and Educators are Saying About Star Academy

“Attendance has improved, disciplinary referrals have dropped, scores are improving. Star Academy is bringing noticeable changes.”

Lockwood Bonin, Assistant Principal, Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, LA

“It is hands-on and you get help when you want it. There are no distractions, the classes are smaller, and everyone is working on their own thing.”

Caleb, Explore Academy, Pine Bluff, AR

“Star Academy addresses the whole student, and equipped me with the tools I need to reach them where they’re at – both academically and behaviorally.”

Melissa Harris, Science Teacher, Mobile County Schools

“My experience with Star Academy is fantastic. I love doing experiments every day that show you how it is in the real world.”

Student, Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, LA

“You should see the joy on the faces of students when they are completing the science experiments.”

Administrator, Explore Academy, Pine Bluff, AR

“Star Academy is a life changer and I’m glad I did it. I encourage any student who needs to get back on track to be part of it.”

Dylan Lawrence, Former Student, George County Schools

“One of the main things parents say is that it gave them hope, and continues to give them hope, for their child’s future.”

Robert Goler, Principal, Mobile County Schools

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