Blog

16
AUG
2016

25 New Laws that Every Parent, Student, and Teacher Should Know About

The beginning of each school year brings a sense of newness: a new teacher, school supplies, and sometimes new friends. This time is also an important time to reflect on the new laws that went into effect over the summer. Each spring the state legislature meets in Baton Rouge to discu
Continue Reading →
25
APR
2016

We’re halfway through session! Here’s an update…

Equity in All Places strives to support, disseminate, and amplify policies that increase schools’ holding power and intervene in the school to prison pipeline.  Within the scope of this work, in March, we compiled a list of 2016 Legislation of Interest that is important to our work. W
Continue Reading →
25
MAR
2016

2016 Legislation of Interest

Equity in All Places strives to support, disseminate, and amplify policies that increase schools’ holding power and intervene in the school to prison pipeline.  Within the scope of this work, we have compiled a list of Legislation of Interest introduced in the 2016 session that
Continue Reading →
17
FEB
2016

How are we handling school discipline issues?

How can the Youth Opportunity Center help students stay in school? Do you know a student’s rights in an expulsion hearing? Are you aware of an alternative approach to suspension and expulsion that is happening in New Orleans? Equity in All Places (formerly Place Matters) tries t
Continue Reading →
06
NOV
2015

Laws Changed and Issues Raised

We would all like to think that certain laws that are passed don’t affect our children, but in fact they do. For that reason, it is essential that parents and guardians of school-age children attending public schools, and other citizens, participate in improving public education insti
Continue Reading →
28
OCT
2015

Juvenile in Justice Photo Exhibition comes to New Orleans.

Place Matters and a number of other community organizations and local universities have joined with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and Joan Mitchell Center to bring the Juvenile in Justice Photo Exhibition to New Orleans. Created by acclaimed photographer Richard Ros
Continue Reading →
26
OCT
2015

What Will the City Do To Protect Youth from Violence? A Review of the City’s 2016 Budget Priorities

The City’s budget hearings begin today and OPPM has released a review of the New Orleans’ 2016 City Budget priorities to address violence. Violence continues to be the number one concern of New Orleans residents, and as a nation, concerns about violence in the community have foc
Continue Reading →
19
OCT
2015

Place Matters: Report on the Education Outcomes of Louisiana Legislative Session

Without a doubt, every child deserves the best education regardless of race, gender, or even where they live. We have a lot of work to do to accomplish this. In this report from the Louisiana Legislative Session, it will show you how much work we have done as a state and what we still
Continue Reading →
31
JUL
2015

Special Policy Briefing on The Re-Population of New Orleans

A SPECIAL POLICY BRIEFING on The Re-Population of New Orleans will be held: Thursday, August 6th, 2015 from 11:30 to 1:30 at Ashe Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd). Please RSVP, as lunch will be provided. The objectives of the briefing will be to update advocates an
Continue Reading →