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[…]

Parents’ Night Out: Making Special Education Work for You

As part of our Parents’ Night Out series, we’re proud to present this guide to making special education work 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 future, Read more about Parents’ Night Out: Making Special Education Work for You[…]

Parents’ Night Out: Advocating for Kids in the School Discipline Process

As part of our Parents’ Night Out series, we’re proud to present this guide to the New Orleans & Louisiana school discipline system 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: Advocating for Kids in the School Discipline Process[…]

Parents’ Night Out: OneApp Strategies, Tips & Tools

As part of our Parents’ Night Out series, we’re proud to present this guide to the OneApp public school enrollment system 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 Read more about Parents’ Night Out: OneApp Strategies, Tips & Tools[…]

Announcing a whole week of parent-centric October events!

Parents’ Night Out NOLA is a one-week popup event series for parents and caregivers, giving you clear answers and actionable information on your children’s education. Events cover a range of topics, centering around the structures, organizations and resources to help students grow and thrive. Every morning you’ll get resources, tools, and webinars from experts in the field. After Read more about Announcing a whole week of parent-centric October events![…]

Nahliah talks school equity on NPR: “So what we’re seeing is a segregation of sorts.”

Our Executive Director Nahliah Webber appeared on WWNO last week to talk about the Equity Index release, school governance, and the importance of data in student supports. Listen to the full interview here or check out the transcript: When parents in New Orleans are deciding where to send their child to school, many of them Read more about Nahliah talks school equity on NPR: “So what we’re seeing is a segregation of sorts.”[…]

The New Orleans Equity Index Is LIVE!

After almost two years of research and analysis, OPEN and its partners are thrilled to present the New Orleans Education Equity Index. This first-of-its-kind data tool covers a wide range of statistics on how schools are serving the diverse needs of New Orleans learners. Users can view individual school profiles or examine system-wide performance in Read more about The New Orleans Equity Index Is LIVE![…]

New Interactive EDI Data Map Now Available!

OPEN is proud to present this new and updated data map covering critical child development metrics for over 65% of New Orleans’ 5-year-olds. EDI data collection is rolling out again this year — will you join the mission of supporting New Orleans’ youngest learners? Are you a school or charter leader? Click here to become a 2017 Early Development Read more about New Interactive EDI Data Map Now Available![…]

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