Education Theater

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Another season of educational theater… It’s that time of the year again, when all sides don their masks to begin the annual educational theater season, where we all pretend we know where the school performance scores come from and what they mean about the quality of our public education system.   You can feel the […]

OPENING Letter 2019, Part IV: So What’s Next?

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For much of OPEN’s nearly 10-year history we have focused on building the capacity of people to confront inequitable systems focusing on the place where they are created and negotiated: the policy table. We’ve done it all, from traditional boots-on-the-ground organizing, to policy advocacy, community leadership programs and professional development for homegrown education talent. Through […]

New Interactive EDI Data Map Now Available!

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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 […]

May 19th OPEN Policy Breakfast — Panel Lineup Now Announced!

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Join OPEN for a morning of data and discussion on the education policies shaping Louisiana’s future, with commentary from: KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Honorable LaToya Cantrell New Orleans City Council, District B; 2017 Mayoral Candidate PANEL I: Ready for School, Ready for Life — Louisiana Early Childhood Supports Moderator: Melanie Bronfin, Executive Director, Louisiana Policy Institute for […]

State of the Young Child in New Orleans: EDI Neighborhood Profiles

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The Ready, Set, Go! team is pleased to announce the latest EDI Neighborhood Profiles, a series of documents outlining early childhood development data in 44 New Orleans neighborhoods. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a population measure of how kindergarten age children are developing in communities, measuring five areas of early childhood development: • Physical health […]

State of the Young Child in New Orleans: EDI Community Profile 2013

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It’s important for children to enter kindergarten prepared to respond to and take advantage of the school experience. Understanding the extent to which neighborhood level conditions help or hinder early childhood development can help policymakers and neighborhood leaders identify where to direct efforts to optimize school readiness. EDI data can provide the ammunition that community […]

State of the Young Child in New Orleans: EDI Community Profile 2012

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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 […]