by Elizabeth K. Jeffers
The GNOEF’s purpose is to “develop in concert with the New Orleans community, the five-strategy plan for reform of the New Orleans Public School System” as well as “implement an aggressive advertising campaign.”
GNOEF, New Orleans City Council Education Committee, Tulane University’s Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education and the Boston Consulting Group produced annual citywide assessments called The State of Public Education in New Orleans. In 2006 and 2007, GNOEF had more than $4.4 million in contracts with the Boston Consulting Group and a $229,700 contract with Concordia LLC.
The Greater New Orleans Education Foundation contracted with the BCP and Concordia, LLC to develop its five-strategy plan for reform of the New Orleans Public School System.
GNOEF was one of the entities that helped to create the Orleans Parish Education Network, where Robert D. Reily also sits on the board of directors.
Former state superintendent Paul Pastorek was a GNOEF board member. GNOEF’s board members have also sat on the following boards: Pro Bono Publico Foundation, Teach for America GNO, the Orleans Public Education Network, Foundation for Louisiana, GNOF,
Tulane University and the Bureau of Governmental Research.