Insights, observations and stories from our work.

Making a School Closure Less Traumatic

We're providing school choice and enrollment support to families affected by the closure of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School. Navigator Rameisha Johnson, a Mahalia Jackson parent herself, explains how we hope to help. 

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Why I Navigate

Lead Navigator Gary Briggs reflects on his experiences growing up in New Orleans and helping families navigate schools.

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What is an “A” School, Really?

Not every school that has been earning an A under Louisiana's current rating system is actually a top-performing school, and some very worthy schools are being overlooked.

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When Grading Schools, Parents Care about Student Growth

Student growth isn’t everything. Just because a school has high growth doesn’t mean it’s always going to be a great school, or a great school for every family. It’s one piece of data. But I’m not sure how we could give good counsel to families about their school choices without it.

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Parenting Is Not a Race

Parents should cut themselves some slack. Killing yourself to raise a superchild is going to make you crazy — and probably won’t work.

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