We want to bring this conversation to the ground and connect it to the day to day concerns of educators and parents. For example, while being virtual helps schools save money on things like transportation, other things will cost more money (getting to 1:1, internet). Parents may experience increased financial burdens related to remote learning (grocery bill – funds to provide lunch, childcare, Internet bill, light bill, etc). In the larger funding environment, the loss of sales tax revenue will impact our funding mechanisms for schools.

Parent: Mr. Alex Lafargue, Parent of 5th grader at Oscar Dunn, STEM NOLA

Guest 1: Dr. Quentina, Timoll, Chief of Staff, Louisiana Department of Education

Guest 2: Ms. Rhonda Broussard, CEO, Beloved Community

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: CARING FOR COMMUNITY DURING COVID is a collaboration between Algiers Charter Schools Association, Black Education For New Orleans, and The Education Trust. It was an eight-week radio series intended to provide timely information and space for dialogue between educators and parents through the beginning of what was sure to be an unpredictable and challenging school year. Our goal with this show was to hold space for educators and parents to be in conversation with each other about critical issues related to getting back to school and build empathy and understanding as we move forward together.