Announcing a whole week of parent-centric October events!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 • Text the phrase “NOLAEDSURVEY” to 41411 • Or by picking up and dropping off a physical copy to Family […]

Help the students and families affected by tornadoes

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OPEN expresses its deep concern for the schools, students and families impacted by the February 7 tornado in New Orleans East. Our staff is dedicated to connecting the affected communities, parents and children with the resources they need to recover. Over the next week we’ll be posting detailed information about relief efforts and what you […]

Let me tell you about two kids.

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Let me tell you about two kids. Jaiden (above) and Mikaela (below, center) came into OPEN’s Family Leadership Training Institute from two very different places. Mikaela’s mom Kim says that “she’s always been a natural leader. When she sees something she wants to change, she speaks out. It’s a struggle to hold it in at […]

#NOLAParentPerspectives Brings Parents Into Dialogue

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On Thursday July 23, parent voice finally took center stage in the New Orleans education conversation. The NOLA Parent Perspectives Town Hall brought together real parents of New Orleans public school students to showcase broad and diverse perspectives on issues like OneApp, school closure, governance, accountability and more. Polls taken at the event demonstrated that: • 53% […]

FLTI parent leader visits with Michelle Obama!

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We are thrilled to announce that FLTI NOLA 2015 graduate Kanitra Charles and Julia Bland of the Louisiana Children’s Museum met First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony honoring exceptional libraries and museums. The LCM received a 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Sciences — one of only ten museums and libraries in the nation to do so. The two ladies were […]