LFC Daily News Clips | August 24, 2016

Good Morning

Tomorrow, the American Federation for Children will release its first ever school choice Report Card. The 2016-17 Report Card not only assigns a ranking to all active, general education private school choice programs in the country, but also takes an in-depth look at program accountability, eligibility and overall size and growth. Click here for more information on how to watch live at 3:00 pm (CT) or attend if you’re in Washington, DC.

Pro-school choice candidates prevailed in last night’s Oklahoma primary runoff – details here.

Enjoy your day. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Educational choice is the winning issue in Oklahoma primary elections http://bit.ly/2bhQtTm

School Choice

WDSU-TV: Private schools take 175 students without promise of funding http://bit.ly/2c6HuWo

Opportunity Lives: First Worldwide Meta-Analysis Proves the Benefits of School Choice http://bit.ly/2bwbAR4

Southeast Missourian: Sacrificing children on the altar of politics http://bit.ly/2bih282

Chalkbeat.org: With new name but same mission, rebranded black education advocacy group introduces itself to Memphis http://bit.ly/2bP9cno

Louisiana Flood

The Advocate: Delay in East Baton Rouge school reopening sends employees home, camps opening to take in kids http://bit.ly/2bhTaPT

The Advocate: Mold, transportation issues delay East Baton Rouge public school reopening until Sept. 6 http://bit.ly/2c2m4tp

WDSU-TV: Students in Tangipahoa Parish return to school for first time after historic flooding http://bit.ly/2bgr8b2

The News Star: SFHS donates pet food for flood victims http://tnsne.ws/2bNfhPJ

Charter Schools

UrbanMilwaukee.com: The Battle Over Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2bFVcOn

Education Week: Support for Charter Schools Stays Steady, But Drops for Vouchers, Poll Finds http://bit.ly/2bwSUxC

The 74: Smith: A New Nashville School Is Integrating its Students, Eliminating Suspensions — and Acing the State Tests http://bit.ly/2bNADg6

The 74: Matus: John Oliver’s Charter School Critique and the Left’s Growing Divide Over School Choice http://bit.ly/2bdUtQv

Chalkbeat.org: More charter schools likely coming to Memphis http://bit.ly/2bwbEA4

Watchdog.org: Study looks at what makes a charter school successful http://bit.ly/2bBK7ig

Education Reform

The Advocate: Louisiana ranks 44th nationally on ACT, but education leader notes positive signs http://bit.ly/2bNF1LX

NOLA.com: ACT results for 2016 show few Louisiana students are college-ready http://bit.ly/2biatFG