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The Louisiana State Legislature convened on March 10, 2014. Nearly 1,500 bills have been introduced. 57 instruments have been assigned to the Senate Education Committee and 123 to the House Education Committee.  Many of these bills have overlapping same subject matters and in the coming weeks, many of the bills will be consolidated.
As these changes in policy are made, it is important for the community to stay informed about and ready to respond to proposals.
16
NOV
2016

Report highlights the impact of education reform on city’s eight highest risk neighborhoods

NEW ORLEANS, La. – As New Orleans continues to examine the effects of school closure and charter takeover post-Katrina, a local organization that is focused on race and equity is weighing in. A new report from Equity in All Places highlights the impact to the city’s most vulnera
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29
AUG
2016

Aug. 29, 2016 News Brief

Equity in All Places is committed to educating our partners and the community. Please check out this week’s 8.29.16 News Brief Local Hitting all the right notes The Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School sits in a New Orleans neighborhood stressed by violence, poverty and the aft
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14
MAR
2016

Youth Opportunity Center Mid-Year Report

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) is a joint initiative of the Orleans Parish School Board and the Recovery School District. The YOC will serve as the citywide safety net for students at risk of disengaging from and dropping out of school. The YOC’s role is to connect those students
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26
FEB
2016

We need your help in ensuring equitable school funding for all!

Issue Policy Brief on Equitable School Funding for Special Needs Students (i.e. Differentiated Funding Formula) We want to hear your opinion! Please fill out a survey form to give your feedback on the Special Needs funding formula: This anonymous information will be collected, analyze
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08
FEB
2016

New Changes in the New Year

Dear Colleagues and Partners, We would like to take the opportunity to share an exciting upcoming change for us: we will soon be changing our name! However, we assure you we are committed to continuing our work in advocating for policies that promote place-based equity, and we hope to
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18
AUG
2014

Policy Brief: BESE Meeting 8/13/2014

The August 13th BESE meeting began with Superintendent John White giving a brief report. Although much attention has been given to the Common Core standards, he said, there are also other initiatives being implemented. Half of schools are in the process or going to be in the process o
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22
JUL
2014

OPPM Releases “2014 Legislative Summary”

Orleans Parish Place Matters has issued a summary of legislation that was introduced in the 2014 regular session, pertaining to the school to prison pipeline. Some of these legislative instruments, which may be either bills or resolutions, did not move forward; but others were passed
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07
JUL
2014

Policy Brief: BESE Special Meeting Yields No Answers for Education Community

Unfortunately, the six hours of debate on Common Core related matters at last week’s Special Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education did not yield any answers for parents, teachers and students.  The state still has no plan on how it will move forward with assessmen
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23
JUN
2014

Policy Brief: BESE and OPSB

Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), June 17, 2014 In sum, the OPSB has tabled a vote on a new Superintendent after the last-minute withdrawal of one candidate, leaving only two others. Also, Nolan Marshall Jr. has asked U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite to investigate accusations against h
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