The headlines can be confusing, so we decided to cut through the noise and figure out what we’ve really learned, two years into the pandemic.
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With Hurricane Ida forcing evacuations, ongoing power outages, and school closures across the Gulf region—on top of the existing COVID-19 surge—Louisiana families, as well as our own New Orleans-based team, are carrying a huge load right now. If your family has been affected, we stand with you and we’re here for you.
As parents and educators, we know how hard it can be to talk to kids about what happened and why—especially for families of color. Here are some of the resources we have found most helpful as we have navigated these difficult conversations with our own families and children.
Here’s what parents need to know to plan ahead for school closures and other disruptions during the coronavirus outbreak.
For students with disabilities that affect their access to learning in a general education classroom, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can be a tool to get them the support they need. This isn't about putting a label on your kid; it's about giving them what they deserve to thrive in school. Learn more about what IEPs are (and aren't).
Unexpected days off from school might be fun for kids, but they're a pain for working parents. How can you be better prepared for the inevitable snow day or other emergency school cancellation? We dug up five ideas you might not have tried yet.
Should you reward your kids for doing their homework? What about cleaning their rooms, or playing with their little siblings? We dug into the research to find out what parents really need to know about how and when to offer incentives.
Watching your child develop a passion outside the classroom is priceless. But the sports teams and music lessons themselves? Those often come with a hefty price tag. Here are some ideas for finding opportunities that don't break the bank.
It's time to leave for college, but the packing lists are leaving your head spinning. Tuition is overwhelming enough—do you really need to buy a bunch of stuff for the dorm, too? Here are some suggestions for things to leave off your packing list.
Before summer winds down, try these four activities to get ready for a great school year ahead.
A big part of being a dad is ensuring your kids get a great education. Our free posters celebrate some of the ways dads can make a difference.
If you find the information you get from schools confusing, you're not alone. Here's how to get a clearer picture of your child's progress.
Giving back doesn’t have to be a big project. Start with a few small, simple gestures.
Being a parent during the work- and school-week is exhausting. So we asked our Navigators and staff for their favorite parenting strategies and tricks.
Telling your child who they can and can’t be friends with is probably not going to work. Instead, focus on creating the conditions for healthy friendships to develop.
EdNavigator has issued grades for nearly all public schools in New Orleans serving grades 3-8.
Our Academic Progress Snapshot form is a simple, one-page questionnaire that gives teachers an easy way to share their perspective on your child's performance.
The EdNavigator Guide to Catholic Schools in New Orleans features profiles of 80+ schools, frequently asked questions, information on scholarship programs, and an interactive Find a School tool.