Andre Perry is the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives for Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education. The Institute assesses the success of post-Katrina education reforms and also creates enrichment opportunities for students in the metro area. Prior to, he served as the CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which was comprised of four charter schools in New Orleans.read bio →
Perry uses creative non-fiction to tell the story of an idealistic professor, Dr. Isaac Boyd, who quickly ascends to the forefront of the post-Katrina charter school movement–a movement deemed unsympathetic as it takes control of persistently failing schools from the hands of local community leaders. Tensions rise as out-of-town reformers and local community members compete for resources and authority. While adult battles reach a fever pitch, high school students Loren and Katura set their own paths to improve schooling for New Orleans.read more →
The mission of the Orleans Parish PLACE MATTERS Team is to advocate for polices that promote safe, healthy learning environments for youth and families. This year Orleans PLACE MATTERS and the Joint Center released the report PLACE MATTERS for Health in Orleans Parish: Ensuring Opportunities for Good Health for All. This report outlines policy recommendations that serve as directives for our mission. You can access the report at http://www.