Category:
School Choice

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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Insights from Our First Year

EdNavigator is a year old! To celebrate, we’re guest-blogging at Eduwonk all week, sharing observations and insights from our work helping New Orleans families give their kids a great education.

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I Don't Want "Pretty Good" Schools for My Child

A New Orleans mom reflects on her experience trying to get her daughter into selective enrollment schools: "I’m a licensed social worker, so I’m used to dealing with paperwork and complex bureaucracies — but applying to schools was a whole different challenge."

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Do Schools Care What Families Think?

In an era when, “How likely are you to refer us to a friend?” is a common question, why don’t we see more school systems routinely asking parents (and students) about their interactions with schools?

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School Choice Isn't Real if Parents Don't Get Help

Even in New Orleans, which is ten years into its all-choice era, this is still hard work for families, schools, and administrators. There’s a real difference between “increasing school choice” as an abstract policy position and making school choice work in practice.

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What Does "Navigating Education" Really Mean?

As parents, we all dream of a beautiful future for our kids. From the day they’re born, we pour our energy into building those dreams – with countless bedtime stories, with tooth-brushing practice, with impromptu lessons on playing nice at the park, with coats and sneakers and Halloween costumes, and a thousand other things. We want to give them big blue skies.

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