Press, Publications, & Past Events

The Advocate: Landrieu Fights for Students

October 2014: A letter from IQEE Director, Prof. Luis Mirón, on the educational advocacy of Senator Mary Landrieu.

 

The Promising Launch of Community-Oriented Charter Schools in New Orleans

October 2014. A policy brief from IQEE Associate Director, Joseph L. Boselovic, and Prof. Brian Beabout (University of New Orleans) that provides lessons from two New Orleans charter schools that formed through community organization. Written as part of an affiliation with the Scholars Strategy Network.

 

"Brown at 60: Looking Forward From New Orleans" Program - September 10th, 2014

September 2014. In partnership with the Scholars Strategy Network and the African and African American Studies Department, IQEE presented an evening of conversation on the legacy of the historic Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954. The keynote speaker, Prof. Christopher Lubienski (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), discussed current research on school choice and issues of equity in New Orleans and was joined after by a panel of researchers and education leaders.

 

Reinventing the Ideal of American Public Education

July 2014. A policy brief from IQEE Associate Director, Joseph L. Boselovic, that looks at improving current school governance models for better education and youth development outcomes. Written as part of an affiliation with the Scholars Strategy Network.

 

Why Community Collaboration Can Do Better Than Turnaround Approaches to School Reform

December 2013. A policy brief from IQEE Director, Prof. Luis Mirón, co-written with Christopher Lubienski (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), that assesses various models for school change and argues why a community-oriented approach could improve current education reform efforts. Done as part of an affiliation with the Scholars Strategy Network.

 

Can Charter Schools Fix American Public Schools?

August 2013. A policy brief from IQEE Director, Prof. Luis Mirón, that builds on interviews and research done on the Recovery School District which highlights the possibilities and pitfalls of charter schooling. Done as part of an affiliation with the Scholars Strategy Network.

 

Press Release: Loyola Effort Uses Jazz to Teach Social Studies Concepts to New Orleans School Children

May 2013. In partnership with the Higher Ground Foundation, Orleans Parish School Board, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Loyola and IQEE Director Luis Mirón supported the development and delivery of a professional development curriculum for social studies and language arts teachers. 

 

Press Release: Jazz and Democracy? Jazz Musician Victor Goines, '84, Links the Two

October 2012. An on-campus lecture and a professional development curriculum connecting jazz and democracy in public education, saxophonist Victor Goines (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra).

 

Mitch Landrieu's Statements on Education

May 2010. Report on then-candidate, now-Mayor Mitch Landrieu's statements on education from the January 2010 mayoral candidates forum sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education.

 

Mayoral Candidates Forum on Education, Youth, and Families: Transcript and Report

May 2010. Full transcript with an abbreviated list of recommendations and ideas from each of the candidates, as articulated at the January 2010 mayoral candidates' forum on education.

 

The Value of Community Voice in Shaping the Future of Public Education

April 2010. White paper produced through a collaboration between the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education and the Orleans Public Education Network. This white paper calls for broad and diverse community engagement in determining the future of local education governance, but is careful not to prescribe a single community engagement process.

 

The State of Public Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Equal Opportunity

January 2010. Draft report by the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota, produced under contract with the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education.
Access the executive summary here.