Louisiana Education Legislation 2018: Full Recap

Welcome to OPEN’s 2018 Education Legislative Recap! This is a broad overview of this year’s education policy developments, highlighting the most important outcomes by topic area. Want more details? Check out the full list on the OPEN blog. A JUST START Children as young as five years old walking into kindergarten already behind is not Read more about Louisiana Education Legislation 2018: Full Recap[…]

Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018

Notes, insights and live updates from Orleans Public Education Network’s 2018 Annual Policy Breakfast. Includes Q&A responses from representatives of Orleans Parish School Board, Louisiana Department of Education, Southern Poverty Law Center and more! Psst – missed the breakfast, or want to refresh your memory? Check out the materials and speaker presentations at opennola.org/breakfastdocs! Good Read more about Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018[…]

Policy Breakfast 2018 Materials & Documents

Thank you for joining OPEN’s 2018 Policy Breakfast! Click the links below for resources, materials and more: BREAKFAST MATERIALS • Program Agenda & Speakers • About the Education Policy Fellowship Program • Nominate an EPFP Fellow • Breakfast Evaluation • New Orleans Equity Index Report: Executive Summary/Two-Pager • New Orleans Equity Index Report   EPFP 2017-18 Presentations • Ashley Daniels-Hall and Robyn Madison-Harris, Read more about Policy Breakfast 2018 Materials & Documents[…]

Louisiana Legislative Session 2018: Education Bills to Watch

The newest policy and legislative developments in Louisiana education, summarized and annotated by Orleans Public Education Network. This is a still-developing list and will be continually updated throughout the session. This is not a full list of all movements up before the legislature; to access that list, please click here. Highlighted in red are bills Read more about Louisiana Legislative Session 2018: Education Bills to Watch[…]

Special Education Advocacy: Expert Q&A with Brittney, Victor and Rana

As part of Parents’ Night Out 2017, we spoke with a wide range of experts, advocates and parents (some of whom are all three at once!) about navigating the New Orleans school system. Special education can be one of the most challenging areas for families to effectively navigate. Between the alphabet soup of jargon (IEP, Read more about Special Education Advocacy: Expert Q&A with Brittney, Victor and Rana[…]

Parents’ Night Out: A Head Start for Young Learners

As part of our Parents’ Night Out series, we’re proud to present this guide to the New Orleans & Louisiana early childhood systems for parents, educators and advocates. This is just the beginning of a conversation around access and equity. As with any brief, there are issues that we haven’t touched on here that we Read more about Parents’ Night Out: A Head Start for Young Learners[…]

Parents’ Night Out: The Power of Parent Advocacy

As part of our Parents’ Night Out series, we’re proud to present this guide to family advocacy, engagement and representation for parents, educators and advocates. This is just the beginning of a conversation around access and equity. As with any brief, there are issues that we haven’t touched on here that we will in the Read more about Parents’ Night Out: The Power of Parent Advocacy[…]

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