As we prepare for the Fall 2020 school year, we will discuss parents’ experiences during school closures from the prior school year, Orleans Parish School Board’s recent release of its Roadmap to Reopening, and engage in a dialogue of shared empathy, understanding, information, and advice.

Parent: Cassandra Tucker, Parent and Board member, Algiers Charter School Association

Guest 1: Dr. Kelli Peterson, Assistant State Superintendent of Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity

Guest 2: Dr. Denese Shervington, Founder and CEO, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

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.