The Next Four Years, The Next Decade: A Forward-Looking Education Platform for the November 3rd School Board Elections and Beyond
One of the reasons Public School Advocates (PSA) exists is to inspire a robust and constructive discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing our city’s public school system. Centering local school board elections in these conversations is important because they represent a formal opportunity to take stock of our collective progress and work left undone—every […]
Louisiana’s Social Studies Standards: White Rice or Jambalaya?
This is a guest column by BESE Member Kira Orange Jones. To submit a piece for consideration please email email@example.com. The Tulsa Race Massacre. Juneteenth. The German Coast Uprising. The Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1898. These were all major events in the history of the United States and of the State of Louisiana. Yet they […]
Ethan Ashley on Racial Equity in Education
In the past month, the Orleans Parish School Board President Ethan Ashley announced the Board would reconsider its ban on renaming schools in response to the push to remove racist historical figures from public places of prominence. This, as the State’s guidelines for reopening were issued and the Board released it’s own District plan. With so […]
Kira Orange Jones, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education District 2 Representative, Issues Statement on Tragic Murder of George Floyd: Let’s Stand Together For Progress
Our hearts are broken, and our spirits are outraged as our New Orleans community stands in solidarity with George Floyd, with his family, and with everyone who is in deep pain and anger over the perpetuation of racism and injustice in this country. Let us as a community say it again and again until it […]
A Visual Mosaic of New Orleans Schools’ End of Year Celebrations
Photo mosaic by: publicschooladvocates @ Mosaically Join us in celebrating the students, teachers, and administrators who are finding ways to stay connected and make the most of this unique year-end. This map of New Orleans is made up of Instagram images of end of year and graduation celebrations from New Orleans Public Schools. Let us […]
Envisioning the Next School Year: New Challenges, New Questions
Families and educators everywhere are talking about when and how to reopen schools with social distancing. Most conversation so far has been focused on how to reopen schools safely but there are other questions that we should consider today.
Envisioning The Next School Year
It’s Time to Start the Discussion With over a month of distance learning done and one more to go before the end of the school year, many are already looking to the future and the likelihood of an open, but socially (physically) distanced, school facility. We do not yet know the impact of distance learning on a holistic education, but […]