Last night, LFC president Ann Duplessis addressed African American Mayors Association awards dinner in Washington, D.C. She discussed the link between quality education options and business development.
The American Federation for Children responds to findings in a newly-released report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program by the Institute of Education Sciences. Statement from Tommy Schultz, AFC’s National Communications Director:
The IES report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program needs to be considered in context. These findings are related to the test scores of students after only one year in the program. Data from a meta-analysis of the participant effects of private school vouchers illustrates that the effect of vouchers on participating students’ academic achievement in both reading and math tends to start out neutral or negative in year one and trends to positive by years two or three of the program. We know from the body of school choice research on the experimental effects on test scores that short term test scores may not be predictive of long term achievement or attainment. Continue Reading
You can nominate an outstanding teacher for the Urban League of Louisiana’s Teacher Appreciation Award. The organization is accepting nominations for outstanding teachers to be honored at its Teacher Appreciation Brunch on May 20th. Click here to nominate and share the nomination form.
Have a great weekend! – Paul
The Town Talk
Is virtual education the future?
St. Charles Herald Guide
St. Charles school district bracing for possible budget cuts on state and federal levels
American Federation for Children