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It is time for parents to speak up


When it comes to public education in New Orleans, everyone has an opinion on what's working and what is not. We hear opinions from legislators, school board officials, administrators, and teachers almost daily. Rarely, though, does this conversation include the opinions, thoughts, and ideas of real parents.

Parents Share their Orleans Parish School Experiences 10 Years Post-Katrina


Parent Perspectives Panel Moderated by Dr. Andre Perry Set for July 23.

Contact: Alex Deiro
Phone: (504) 256-7371

(New Orleans) – As the city of New Orleans looks back over the changes in public education over the past 10 years, parents with children in Orleans Parish Public schools want their chance to be heard.

You Can Help Keep Standards High for Louisiana Students


I know that you want your Louisiana student to achieve and succeed. I do too and that’s why having high standards and expectations for our kids is so important. You and I have a chance now to make sure that the bar is high for all students so they get what they need in school to be successful in college and in life.

They want to hear from us


New Orleans, I’ve always been proud to call it home, and I am happy to say that my babies go to school right here in Orleans Parish. There’s been a lot of talk over the past 10 years about our education system here in New Orleans, and now it’s time for those listening to hear from us, parents who have children in our local schools.

Opt-out movement falls flat in Louisiana


It’s not easy to cut through the noise. Over the last few months, many people including our own governor tried to force our parents and students to ‘opt out’ of a test that will simply allow educators and parents to see how their children are doing in the classroom.   

The opt-out movement has fallen flat as 99% of Louisiana students ‘Opted In’ to PARCC.

99 percent of Louisiana students take Common Core tests


About 99 percent of Louisiana's eligible public school students took Common Core-aligned tests Monday (March 16).

On the second day of Common Core testing, Louisiana public schools reported a small increase in the number of students boycotting.

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Parent Update on NOLA Superintendent Search

For more than two years, the members of the Orleans Parish School Board have fought, yelled, and wasted time looking for a qualified superintendent to lead the school system forward. For too long we let them get away with it.

Two years is too long to wait


For more than two years, members of the Orleans Parish School Board have pondered who they will hire as the leader of our school system.

If you think two years is just too long, take the time to let the board know how you feel.

NOLA Parents Are Picking up Steam


While the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) slowly continues its two-year search for a qualified superintendent, parents with Stand for Children are moving their own search along—as promised.

Take a look as parent leader Dorma Marchand provides an update on everything that’s been done by parents to find a qualified superintendent—in just ONE week.

Parents are taking action on NOLA Superintendent Search


"Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” —Benjamin Franklin

At Stand for Children Louisiana, our actions match our words. When Orleans Parish parents stood up at August’s Orleans Parish School Board meeting and told the board that they would be hiring their own recruiter to bring forward quality superintendent candidates for students in Orleans Parish, they weren’t joking!

This video update proves that our parents’ actions will always match their words!