Never a dull moment in New Orleans public schools. For a system with approximately only 40,000 kids, it surely knows how to pack in the drama with what feels like weekly episodes of new, tragic and increasingly complex shenanigans. The latest story arc has been focused on the trials and tribulations of Edgar P. Harney […]
With a state budget crisis and severe threats to vital public services still looming, Louisiana’s education systems are at a crossroad – they will either continue to think and improve or take giant steps backward. In many respects, the economic growth and development that is a product of education and which drives the quality of […]
We’re proud to announce that we have released our 2015 Policy Priorities. Click to download the full brief.
OPEN’s policy priorities serve to advance the important objectives of each area of focus. We are committed to working with the community and policymakers during the 2014 Legislative Session to achieve an enduring impact on the educational landscape. This year’s priorities build upon OPEN’s commitment to student success and equity. They are as follows: Early […]
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!