LFC Daily News Clips | August 16, 2016

Good Morning

LFC commends Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White for his plan that would remove all of the 362 students on the Louisiana Scholarship Program waiting list. LFC President Ann Duplessis says White’s proposal provides a viable solution for hundreds of families whose scholarship awards were not honored after Governor John Bel Edwards chose not to fully fund the Louisiana Scholarship Program. http://bit.ly/2aQZnad

Louisiana school leaders are assessing the massive flood damage. Melanie Verges, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, said St Alphonsus, St. Jean Vianney and Cristo Rey Franciscan High School sustained flooding. Schools in East Baton Rouge and several other parishes are closed for the foreseeable future.

Have a great day. – Paul

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Louisiana Federation for Children

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White proposes plan to honor scholarships of wait-listed students http://bit.ly/2aQZnad

School Choice

Wall Street Journal: Clinton Abandons the Middle on Education http://on.wsj.com/2bwxOEq

The 74: Should They Stay or Should They Go: Missouri Families in Michael Brown’s High School Face a Hard Choice http://bit.ly/2bk9Vzm

Charter Schools

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Letters: Public charter schools a big success in New Orleans http://bit.ly/2bvaUKp

Watchdog.org: At D.C. charters, college prep is more than a statistic http://bit.ly/2beEe5X

The Lens: Orleans superintendent is reviewing Lens stories on Lusher board’s actions http://bit.ly/2aXsTfH