Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018

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 Read more about Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018[…]

Special Education Advocacy: Expert Q&A with Brittney, Victor and Rana

As part of Parents’ Night Out 2017, we spoke with a wide range of experts, advocates and parents (some of whom are all three at once!) about navigating the New Orleans school system. Special education can be one of the most challenging areas for families to effectively navigate. Between the alphabet soup of jargon (IEP, Read more about Special Education Advocacy: Expert Q&A with Brittney, Victor and Rana[…]

Announcing a whole week of parent-centric October events!

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 Read more about Announcing a whole week of parent-centric October events![…]

Nahliah talks school equity on NPR: “So what we’re seeing is a segregation of sorts.”

Our Executive Director Nahliah Webber appeared on WWNO last week to talk about the Equity Index release, school governance, and the importance of data in student supports. Listen to the full interview here or check out the transcript: When parents in New Orleans are deciding where to send their child to school, many of them Read more about Nahliah talks school equity on NPR: “So what we’re seeing is a segregation of sorts.”[…]

The New Orleans Equity Index Is LIVE!

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 Read more about The New Orleans Equity Index Is LIVE![…]

New Interactive EDI Data Map Now Available!

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 Read more about New Interactive EDI Data Map Now Available![…]

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

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 Read more about May 19th OPEN Policy Breakfast — Panel Lineup Now Announced![…]

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

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 Read more about Let Your Voice Be Heard — Take OPSB’s Education Survey![…]

OPEN on equity: “Children bring their communities with them in their backpacks”

OPEN director Nahliah Webber on the Midcity Messenger: “Children bring their communities with them in their backpacks,” she said. “So whatever is going on in their neighborhoods is with them, so we need to have a larger conversation about what’s going on around them and how to solve it.” Webber said OPEN is working to Read more about OPEN on equity: “Children bring their communities with them in their backpacks”[…]

Help the students and families affected by tornadoes

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 Read more about Help the students and families affected by tornadoes[…]

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