Drumroll, please…

We are thrilled to announce the honorees of the 2017 Orleans Public Education Awards, celebrating the schools and individuals that are shaping our city’s future. Click here to read about the award selection process, buy your tickets today, or read on for the final lineup: ABSOLUTE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Elementary SchoolGiven to elementary schools that have consistently Read more about Drumroll, please…[…]

Announcing the Honorees of the OPEN Public Education Awards 2015

It’s that time of year again — the OPEN Public Education Awards are coming up! We’re humbled to announce this year’s premiere awardees: Enduring Impact Award Mr. Jay Altman & Dr. Anthony RecasnerCo-Founders, New Orleans Charter Middle School and FirstLine Schools Distinguished Product of New Orleans Public SchoolsDr. Calvin MackieFounder, STEM NOLAClick here to see the OPEA 2015 website and read Read more about Announcing the Honorees of the OPEN Public Education Awards 2015[…]

Final OPEA Winners Featured on NOLA.com!

Four New Orleans charter schools will be honored this month by the Orleans Public Education Network: Edward Hynes and Warren Easton for high achievement, McDonogh #32 for fast growth and Alice Harte for teacher quality. The network announced the winners Tuesday, with Director Deirdre Johnson Burel calling them “a particularly distinguished group.” Click here to Read more about Final OPEA Winners Featured on NOLA.com![…]

OPEA Title Honorees, Today on NOLA.com

The Orleans Public Education Network officially announced the winners of its two top annual honors Thursday. Mary Haynes-Smith, principal of Mary Bethune Elementary, will receive the Enduring Impact Award. James M. “Jim” Singleton, chairman of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and former City Council member, will be honored as the 2014 Distinguished Product of New Read more about OPEA Title Honorees, Today on NOLA.com[…]

Submit Your School for the OPEN Public Education Awards

Are you an education leader? Submit your school today for consideration in the 2014 OPEN Public Education Awards! The two nomi­nating categories for schools are the Teacher Quality Award and School and Community Partnership Award. The deadline for submitting nomination surveys is September 30, 2014. Surveys should be sent to 3321 Tulane Avenue, NOLA 70119, Read more about Submit Your School for the OPEN Public Education Awards[…]

OPEN Executive Director Deirdre Johnson Burel Speaks with Jarvis DeBerry on Celebrating NOLA Public Ed

“So many New Orleanians seem to think of public schools as places of last resort, campuses they’d send their children to only if they lacked the money to send them somewhere else. The repulsion seems to be reflexive: What good, people ask, can come from a New Orleans public school? Plenty, Deirdre Johnson Burel says. Read more about OPEN Executive Director Deirdre Johnson Burel Speaks with Jarvis DeBerry on Celebrating NOLA Public Ed[…]

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