WATCH: ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy's Ciera Paul receives 2017 'New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award'

WATCH: ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy's Ciera Paul receives 2017 'New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award'

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.

WATCH: NBA Hall of Famers visit ReNEW Schaumburg at temporary Gaudet site

WATCH: NBA Hall of Famers visit ReNEW Schaumburg at temporary Gaudet site

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.

WATCH: PBS NewsHour examines the positive impact of 'Turnaround Arts' at ReNEW Schools

WATCH: PBS NewsHour examines the positive impact of 'Turnaround Arts' at ReNEW Schools

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)