OPSB Needs to Work with RSD on NMTCs

| February 20, 2013

Last night, at the second meeting of the new Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), an item was blocked from the agenda that would have allowed the board to finalize all the paperwork and “proceedings” necessary to pursue New Market Tax Credits (NMTC). This extra money would help fund the new Phillis Wheatley Elementary school building […]

An Intern’s Perspective: Paul Luczak

| July 13, 2012

Each semester, the Cowen Institute hosts college students interested in K-12 public education in New Orleans. This is a guest post written by a research intern offering up his perspective on his experience, some of his most important research findings, and his thoughts on public education in New Orleans.

Education Marketplace Requires Public Trust

| July 9, 2012

The omnibus legislation referred to as Act 2 or the “Choice Bill” made several changes to how parents and students access public education by allowing state funding to follow them to their school of choice, public or private. This free market approach to opening and closing schools and educating students turns parents into consumers. Because […]

A True OneApp for New Orleans

| June 19, 2012

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is poised to vote tonight on a resolution in support of working with the Recovery School District (RSD) to create a single, citywide application process for public school enrollment. This is a critical step towards ensuring a fair, transparent, and equitable public school system in New Orleans.

An Intern’s Perspective: Amanda Brackman

| May 14, 2012

This last semester I had the opportunity of interning at the Cowen Institute as a research assistant for the policy team. Before signing on to be a part of the institute this spring, I worked as a volunteer at Lusher Charter School; an experience I enjoyed immensely. While working closely with children attending school in New Orleans, […]

An Intern’s Perspective: Lindsey Shroff

| May 14, 2012

As I studied school psychology during my years at Tulane and volunteered at multiple elementary schools around New Orleans, I became passionate about education, specifically about the potential it has to impact the track of students’ lives.  As graduation this spring quickly approached, I knew that I wanted to work in education, but was unsure […]

Support the Millage Increase

| May 14, 2012

On May 15th, OPSB will vote on whether or not to raise an additional $4,900,000 for public schools, by rolling forward a millage to increase property taxes collected by the board. The Cowen Institute strongly encourages the Orleans Parish School Board to roll forward its millage!

An Intern’s Perspective: Amy Holiday

| May 11, 2012

I come from a family of educators and have spent my four years in New Orleans getting involved with as much of the “Great Education Experiment” here as possible. So the opportunity to intern this semester with the Cowen Institute was obviously a really exciting one for me, and a great way to cap off […]

An Intern’s Perspective: Hunter Kramer

| May 2, 2012

Each semester, the Cowen Institute hosts Tulane undergraduates that are completing their required internship through the Center for Public Service. This is a guest post written by a research intern offering up his perspective on his experience, some of his most important research findings, and his thoughts on public education in New Orleans.

An Intern’s Perspective: Charlie Crosby

| May 2, 2012

Each semester, the Cowen Institute hosts Tulane undergraduates that are completing their required internship through the Center for Public Service. This is a guest post written by a research intern offering up his perspective on his experience, some of his most important research findings, and his thoughts on public education in New Orleans.



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