One Foot Out The Door: The Closing of Crescent Leadership, Public Trust, and School Accountability

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New Orleans charter Crescent Leadership Academy — the city’s only alternative setting for middle school students — has announced it will shut down October 31st, in the middle of the school year, for financial reasons. Though OPEN has concerns about how this could happen, we are especially concerned about what it says about equity in […]

Recap: Policy Breakfast 2018

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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! Good […]

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 […]

McDonogh #42 — New Charter Operator Applications due January 4

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 RSD to convene parent and community review panel as part of charter school operator selection processThe Recovery School District (RSD) has released the 2017-18 Request for Applications (RFA) process for charter school organizations interested in operating McDonogh #42 Elementary Charter School in New Orleans.On December 6th, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) […]

New data on school closure and charter takeovers from ERA NOLA

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Analyzing the impact of closures and takeovers on student outcomes in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge from 2008-2012Extreme Measures: When and How School Closures and Charter Takeovers Benefit Students Panel & Report Release Monday, October 17, 2016 | 5:30pm — 7:30pm CSTOn October 17, the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans will publicly release a […]