LFC Daily News Clips | January 25, 2016

Good Morning

This is National School Choice Week. LFC will be joined by BAEO and LAPCS to celebrate with events in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie and New Orleans. Share photos from your events on social media. LFC will have coverage of events statewide.

Despite the historic blizzard, Louisiana politicos held the annual Washington, D.C., Mardi Gras celebration. Check out coverage from The Advocate. http://bit.ly/1ORNeuc

Enjoy your week! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: Louisiana parents apply for Louisiana Scholarship Program http://bit.ly/1QolTEJ

School Choice

The Advocate: Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cutting http://bit.ly/1ORGFbl

The Advertiser: Acadiana schools to accept voucher students http://bit.ly/1RBIKhc

KATC.com: Applications being taken for state voucher program http://bit.ly/1ntUZjE

ArkLaTexHomepage.com: This week: 244 events in Louisiana to raise awareness about ‘School Choice’ http://bit.ly/1SH4SqN

The Town Talk: Big changes coming to school choice program in Rapides http://townta.lk/1nrx8kv

Opportunity Lives: After Court Ruling, Parents and Advocates Rally to Save Nevada’s School Choice Law http://bit.ly/1ZNasH7

The Objective Standard: Louisiana Demonstrates Problem with School Vouchers http://bit.ly/1S5P4xT

Charter Schools

The Advocate: CSAL, Madison Prep: Small, offbeat charter school grows into local educational, athletic powerhouse http://bit.ly/1ZYCipr

The Advocate: West Baton Rouge school system taking lead in latest fight over funds lost to charter schools http://bit.ly/1nJk0ac

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Algiers charter group fires and hires leaders – again http://bit.ly/1WJKEvK

Education Reform

The Advocate: Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woes http://bit.ly/1SHbzJr

The Advertiser: Louisiana schools avoid financial hit http://bit.ly/20gZ5te

HoumaToday.com: Thibodaux High student appointed to state education board http://bit.ly/1OJu7og

The Town Talk: School using special rate to give back http://townta.lk/1PfGFpa

Shreveport Times: Watchdog: Local schools working to turn the tide of suspensions, expulsions http://bit.ly/1SHbBkt

Shreveport Times: Watchdog: Schools suspend children of color at drastically disproportionate rates http://bit.ly/1lK7nub

The Advocate: Our Views: Prudence? Not this year, say the school systems http://bit.ly/1JxuRhC

The News Star: DOJ approves all 3 MCSB candidates http://tnsne.ws/1njhKGh

The News Star: LSMSA searches for new executive director http://tnsne.ws/1OJs181

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