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Louisiana Education Policy Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Louisiana policy professionals: do you want to sharpen your skills, expand your networks, and become part of one of the nation’s most distinguished professional development programs? The Louisiana Education Policy Fellowship Program is a 10-month series of colloquiums that prepared high-potential professionals for leadership in education and related policy fields. Apply today to join the… Read More ›


Work with us: Executive Director Search 2016

Become a part of New Orleans schools’ voice of the next. OPEN is seeking a skilled Executive Director who can craft strategic issue campaigns and work collaboratively with other nonprofit leaders in New Orleans, and across the state, to build and fund a powerful education advocacy network. Click here to access the job description and… Read More ›

“Unification is an idea whose time has come” — Deirdre Johnson Burel on 100 Black Men Panel

Our own Deirdre Johnson Burel spoke at a panel hosted by the 100 Black Men of Greater New Orleans on April 20th. From The Louisiana Weekly: As legislation moves through the house and senate seeking an end to the fractured system of education governance in New Orleans, the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans… Read More ›


Deirdre Johnson Burel on WBOK: “Yesterday was the time for schools to return. As long as it continues to be urgent, it’s still urgent.”

Deirdre Johnson Burel and 100 Black Men’s Jonathan Wilson appeared on WBOK’s Good Morning Show with Oliver Thomas to talk about the call for unification in bringing New Orleans schools back to the community, equitable funding, and the critical anchors of equity, transparency, and accountability. Click here to listen to the full interview:

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