“So many New Orleanians seem to think of public schools as places of last resort, campuses they’d send their children to only if they lacked the money to send them somewhere else. The repulsion seems to be reflexive: What good, people ask, can come from a New Orleans public school? Plenty, Deirdre Johnson Burel says. […]
Ready, Set, Go!, the Orleans Public Education Network’s (OPEN) early childhood initiative, is proud to announce the opening of New Orleans’ first ever Born Learning Trail in Village de L’est. In partnership with Entergy, United Way of Southeastern Louisiana and Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET), OPEN is promoting healthy child development activities and games […]
The Early Development Instrument (EDI) Community Profile provides local-level information on young children’s developmental outcomes during the kindergarten year. The profile maps the information on children’s development by geographic area (such as neighborhoods or census tracts) along with other indicators including socio‐demographic characteristics and community assets in order to help understand possible factors contributing to […]
Our latest report, The Citizen’s Guide to Louisiana Public School Funding is here! Learn about the different levels of public school funding, the details of each income stream, and the various ways in which the MFP (Minimum Foundation Program) is applied to ensure support for each student in Louisiana. Click here to download!
Did you catch the PLTI class of 2013’s coverage in the Advocate? Read about the graduation ceremony right here.
A new study has unexpected good news for New Orleans’ education system: Several high-poverty neighborhoods are sending a relatively low number of children to kindergarten who are considered “developmentally vulnerable,” according to data released this week by the Orleans Public Education Network. Children entering elementary school with certain social and intellectual deficits are likely to […]
New Orleans sees gains in making children ready for school NEW ORLEANS — Investments to improve the school readiness of children entering kindergarten are working in many New Orleans neighborhoods, according to Deirdre Johnson Burel, executive director of OPEN (Orleans Public Education Network).There is more work to be done, Burel said, but based on new […]
EDI 2013 Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ORLEANS PUBLIC EDUCATION NETWORK AND THE W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION, BAPTIST COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, GREATER NEW ORLEANS FOUNDATION, INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HYGIENE AND ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS FOUNDATION PRESENT SCHOOL READINESS MEASUREMENT FOR NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS — Feb. 6, 2013 — Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN), the Ready, Set, Go Advisory Council and the […]
“The surest way to destroy [the] usefulness [of public schools]… would be to countenance the idea that they are a public charity, designed only for the poor.”—J. Baldwin, President of the Council of the Second Municipality, “Public Schools of New Orleans,” 1843The History of Public Education in New Orleans (HOPE) is a full-length documentary feature […]
This report describes the results of an initial pilot of the Community Engagement Participatory Research Study supported through the Orleans Public Education Network to build an informed and cohesive civic voice for high quality education in New Orleans.The pilot study was conducted between January through July 2009 and consisted primarily of focus groups with key […]