One Foot Out The Door: The Closing of Crescent Leadership, Public Trust, and School Accountability

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New Orleans charter Crescent Leadership Academy — the city’s only alternative setting for middle school students — has announced it will shut down October 31st, in the middle of the school year, for financial reasons. Though OPEN has concerns about how this could happen, we are especially concerned about what it says about equity in […]

Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018

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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 […]

The New Orleans Equity Index Is LIVE!

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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 […]

Let Your Voice Be Heard — Take OPSB’s Education Survey!

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The Orleans Parish School Board wants to hear from you about the New Orleans education system. This survey focuses on your satisfaction, priorities, and OPSB’s role with the current system. To take this survey you can: • Follow this link bit.ly/opsbsurvey • Text the phrase “NOLAEDSURVEY” to 41411 • Or by picking up and dropping off a physical copy to Family […]

An OPEN Letter to Orleans Parish School Board: Differentiated Funding, Equity, and Accountability

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Friends of OPEN,Today, the Orleans Parish School Board will take up the matter of approving a differentiated funding formula for New Orleans as called for in Act 467. While there is much debate about this particular policy, there are four considerations I would hope guide tonight’s debate and ultimately inform the resolution of this issue: Equity in funding is needed – public […]