EXPANDING Awareness of Best Practices

Through Ready, Set, Go!, OPEN seeks to engage schools, parents, and community leaders in working to best prepare our children for their first day of school.  

ENGAGING Sustained Community Dialogue

OPEN engages the community of New Orleans
in a sustained dialogue about public education.

Community Voices

OPEN amplifies the voice
of the New Orleans community citywide
to inform education policy decisions.

EPFP Deadline June 15


We're proud to announce that our Executive Director Deirdre Johnson Burel participated in an Education Research Alliance for New Orleans equity panel entitled The Distribution and Isolation of Students across Schools by Race, Income, Special Education, ELL, and Achievement. Does choice lead to greater integration or segregation across schools based on race, income, special education, ELL, and/or achievement? How does the distribution of students across schools under the reformed school system compare to schools in New Orleans pre-Katrina? How important is integration as a goal for the New Orleans community?

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