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 […]
OPEN is proud to present The People’s Agenda, a report that highlights the New Orleans community’s priorities for the future of public schools and outlines a set of strategic policy and programmatic initiatives to achieve this vision. The report began with OPEN’s ONE STEP campaign, a ten-month outreach and event series that was the first […]
Democracy’s strength lies in the ability of people to understand and participate in the decisions that affect them, their families and their society. —Taking Responsibility: Using Public Engagement to Reform our Public Schools The Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) was collectively awed and pained by the October 14th public hearing on the State Superintendent’s recommendation. […]
Ensuring Equity & Excellence: A response to the BGR/Cowen report on school governance and Sanders Governance Plan By Rev. Torin T. Sanders, Ph.D. / New Orleans Agenda / Contributing Writer NEW ORLEANS (5/24/10) – As a former president of the Orleans Parish School Board, a current parent of a child enrolled in public school, and […]