LFC Daily News Clips | April 21, 2017

Good Morning

The Orleans Parish School Board voted unanimously to delay a decision on closing Mahalia Jackson Elementary until the board’s next meeting on May 18. Mahalia Jackson is one of the five remaining traditional public schools in New Orleans. The board also approved the transfer of McMain Secondary School to InspireNOLA.

The Washington Post reports on a milestone as for the first time, a charter school teacher wins National Teacher of the Year.

Have a great weekend! – Paul


OPSB approves control of McMain to be transferred to InspireNOLA

School board delays decision on Central City school closure

The Advocate
EBR schools Superintendent Warren Drake pulls some school merger proposals after residents object

The New Orleans Advocate
Charter group pulls application to take over New Orleans’ 5 remaining traditional schools

American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: (Nicole Jackson) ICYMI: Governor Jeb Bush to keynote AFC’s annual Summit at “Time of Unprecedented Opportunity”

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The Huffington Post
Betsy DeVos Visits Public School, Insists School Choice Can Work In Rural Areas

I support all schools that put students first: Betsy DeVos (Opinion)

The Daily Signal
Evidence in Favor of School Choice Continues to Mount

Los Angeles Times
Poll finds support for vouchers and higher school funding in California

U.S. News & World Report
Be Accountable – States should bring charter school-style accountability to all public schools.

The Washington Post
For the first time, a charter school teacher wins National Teacher of the Year

Education Week
Charter School Educator Wins 2017 National Teacher of the Year

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