Louisiana parents and supporters of the Louisiana Scholarship Program testify before the House Appropriations Committee on April 18, 2017. The committee is considering funding for the Scholarship Program in the 2017-2018 state budget.
Children are heading back to their classrooms across Louisiana. Parents have bought new school uniforms, notebooks and other back-to-school essentials. Children are looking forward to reuniting with their friends and share stories of what they did this summer. That’s what’s happening for the majority of children. But for a group of 442 children, who we […]
LFC president Ann Duplessis discusses the impact to Louisiana families who were previously awarded scholarships and are now on a wait list, just days before the start of the new school year.
In the battle to fully fund the Louisiana Scholarship Program, parents were front and center as advocates for the program that allows their children to escape underperforming schools by attending the participating private school of their choice. During three legislative sessions, which included two special sessions, parents went to the state Capitol on numerous occasions […]
Parents and students testified before the House Appropriations Committee in support of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, asking lawmakers to provide full funding for the program.
During Louisiana’s celebration of National School Choice Week parents from across the state engaged in passionate discussions about the importance of all types of education options for children. At events in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie and New Orleans parents and educators shared the positive impact of Louisiana’s many educational choice options – including scholarship schools, […]
New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Academy has a distinguished history of educating African-American students. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1867, St. Mary’s Academy continues as a private Catholic college preparatory co-educational elementary and a middle/high school for young women. Corrine Celestine saw the historic institution as the perfect school for her daughter […]