NOLA Public Education Week 2019

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An event series helping the community understand, navigate and advocate in the public education system

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Throughout the week of October 21-25th, Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN), along with advocates, educators and parents across the city, will host Public Education Week: the only event series dedicated to bringing the entire public into the public education system, and training citizens to navigate the system, advocate for change, and increase equity and excellence for all students.


Monday October 21 at 12 p.m.

"The Good, Bad and Ugly of Parent Advocacy" (Ashana Bigard, Executive Program Director, New Orleans Community Accountability Project)

Tuesday, October 22 at 12 p.m.

"Identifying Equitable Assessment Alternatives for Our Children" (Chantelle Pierre, Principal Consultant, HHP, LLC)

Wednesday, October 23 at 12 p.m.

"Linking Policy to Purpose: A "Let's Do Better" Discussion on Stakeholder Communications"(Rachel Guidry, Advocate and Lead Consultant, RSWG Consulting, LLC)

Thursday, October 24 at 12 p.m.

"The State of Black Educators in New Orleans Public Schools" (Blk Teacher Griot)

Friday, October 25 at 12 p.m.

Charter School Boards: Understanding What Equity within Board Governance Looks Like” (Krystal Allen, CEO, K. Allen Consulting, LLC)

In-person sessions:

Monday October 21 at 5:30 p.m.

"Helping Black Boys Succeed in School: A Panel Discussion (hosted by Dr.Torin Sanders, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW) @ Sixth Baptist Church

Tuesday October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

"Restoring Community Trust: Closing the gap between native New Orleanian students & families and transplant educators" (Ifátùmínínú⁩ Bamgbala Aresa formerly known as Kelsi Brooks & Wendy Firven Smith) @TBD

"Special Education- Know Your Rights AND Responsibilities" (Bright Minds NOLA, Loyola University) @TBD

Wednesday October 23 at 5:30 p.m.

"Film Screening: Backpack Full of Cash" @ Tulane University

Thursday October 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Parent Game & Info Night ( Parent Teacher Connection @ Andrew F. Wilson Elementary)

Friday October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Celebrating education stakeholders Happy Hour @ The Revolution

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