LFC Daily News Clips | January 20, 2016

Good Morning

A huge turnout in support of school choice at Florida’s state capitol on Tuesday, as Martin Luther King III and several thousand parents and children rallied to urge the state’s largest teachers’ union to drop a lawsuit against the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. http://bit.ly/1NiUBZS

Have a great day! – Paul

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School Choice

Louisiana Federation for Children: Statewide Application period opens for participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program http://bit.ly/1OwcAjx

Louisiana Radio Network: Education department begins accepting application for school voucher program today http://bit.ly/1Jg5dxB  | Audio: http://bit.ly/20cy4qW

WWL Radio: School voucher applications accepted, beginning today http://bit.ly/1ZB0TuO

WWL-TV: (video) Louisiana Scholarship Program http://bit.ly/1PETllz

Tampa Bay Times: Thousands rally in Tallahassee urging teachers’ union to end lawsuit against voucher program http://bit.ly/1NiUBZS

Education Week: Jeb Bush’s K-12 Plan Would Expand School Choice, Reward Effective Teachers http://bit.ly/1NiUXj1

Charter Schools

KPLC-TV: Charter schools implement new initiatives http://bit.ly/1PDwO8A

Avoyellestoday.com: BESE Denies Red River Charter Application: http://bit.ly/1nvnxZG

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Martin Luther King name opposed by New Orleans school’s alumni http://bit.ly/1ZAUQX8

Education Reform

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report: Will charters, vouchers, Common Core and John White survive the new administration? http://bit.ly/1KqMLNJ

Shreveport Times: 2nd annual Jump Start Convention draws 1,200 educators and industry leaders http://bit.ly/1V8daFH

The Advocate: Students say new career classes making a difference http://bit.ly/20ejtuT

Shreveport Times: Caddo’s Transformation Zone agreement will be extended until May 2017 http://bit.ly/1nwjvQM

The News Star: Dues process for teachers http://bit.ly/1V8daFH

The Advocate: Federal judge still mulling proposal in St. Martin Parish schools desegregation litigation http://bit.ly/1S47GN8