Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will vote on Betsy DeVos’ nomination as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Take action and urge your Senator to support and confirm Betsy DeVos!
Democratic leaders from across the country, some representing some of the nation’s most troubled schools, have come together to announce their support for Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
Also, an open letter of support for Betsy DeVos from state political leaders and ed reform organizations across the country.
LFC will host information sessions for parents interested in applying for the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The first info session will take place on Tuesday at the District 2 CEC in New Orleans East.
ICYMI: Louisiana will have a 10-day legislative special session beginning Feb. 13 to fill a $304 million mid-year budget shortfall.
Catch up on last week’s National School Choice Week celebration with stories of the five families featured in our “School Choice, A Family Choice” series.
Have a great week! – Paul
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Louisiana Federation for Children
Louisiana Scholarship Program: Parent Information Sessions http://bit.ly/2k1dnzq
New Orleans celebrates National School Choice Week http://bit.ly/2k0HEhX
School Choice, A Family Choice: The Stories http://bit.ly/2kKAfXj
American Federation for Children
Democrats for DeVos voice support for Secretary of Education nominee http://bit.ly/2k93obr
Arkansas legislators introduce bill to create universal ESA program http://bit.ly/2jvmoiq
The Advocate: Our Views: DeVos splits reform groups http://bit.ly/2k8Yc7u
Education Week: Here’s Why Betsy DeVos Will Likely Be Confirmed, Despite Pushback http://bit.ly/2kKFypy
The 74: Eden: When the New York Times’s Reporting on DeVos and Detroit Charters Looks Like ‘Alternative Facts’ http://bit.ly/2kiXkzf
The Daily Signal: Republican Lawmakers Call for Swift Confirmation of Betsy DeVos http://bit.ly/2kjvPpu
The New Orleans Advocate: Southern Rep Theatre, Waldorf School to move to vacant Bayou Road church complex http://bit.ly/2jNCuF5
HoumaToday.com: Opinion: Lucy and the football http://bit.ly/2k96s7x
Education Week: Choice, Vouchers and the Trump Education Agenda http://bit.ly/2jjLplE
The Advertiser: The cost — and value — families find in private schooling http://bit.ly/2juhghT
The Washington Post: What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice http://wapo.st/2jNLrOI
LSUNow.com: Opinion: Betsy DeVos will further perpetuate decline of education system http://bit.ly/2jNGJAu
WWNO.org: A New Principal Taps Life Experience to Serve More Students http://bit.ly/2kKmhVA
The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Who wants to charter the last 5 traditional New Orleans public schools? The letters are in http://bit.ly/2kFTo9x
The Lens: Plans are underway to convert New Orleans’ five remaining traditional schools to charters http://bit.ly/2kGsZbK
The Advertiser: New Orleans College Prep officials strive for renewal of Sylvanie Williams charter http://bit.ly/2kKyXeT
The Advertiser: Charter high school plans in Lafayette hit ‘obstacle’ http://bit.ly/2kBjB8h
The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Feds raid Los Angeles charter school network with Louisiana sites: report http://bit.ly/2jNiceP
The Advocate: Investigation of charter school network in Los Angeles not visible as yet in Louisiana, home to four of its schools http://bit.ly/2kj70cZ
Education Week: Board could create
The Advocate: Same old song: Public school leaders bracing for more budget problems http://bit.ly/2kLCHbT
The Advocate: Our Views: Invest for long term in schools http://bit.ly/2kjcPHD
The Advocate: With kids still traumatized, EBR teachers group seeks waivers from tests, evaluations at flooded schools http://bit.ly/2juU6Vr
The New Orleans Advocate: School officials say Mike Yenni educational task force’s input will be welcome, but some are skeptical http://bit.ly/2daJhXD
The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Mike Yenni has the audacity to create a task force for schools http://bit.ly/2jmt8nA
The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Mike Yenni forms education task force to create ‘quantifiable results’ for Jefferson schools http://bit.ly/2jmqGgM
The Town Talk: Officials: More to be done for classroom diversity http://townta.lk/2kKsnoL