LFC Daily News Clips | February 23, 2016

Good Morning

LFC president Ann Duplessis participated yesterday in the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans’ panel discussion on the future of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, held in conjunction with the release of a new study on the Scholarship program. As we move past the first year of the statewide expansion of the program in 2012, we are seeing clear evidence that academic achievement is improving.

The Arizona State Senate passed a universal ESA bill yesterday, more details on the bill here.

Enjoy your day. – Paul

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Louisiana Federation for Children

Louisiana Scholarship Program – closing the achievement gap http://bit.ly/1Q8BFiV

American Federation for Children

Arizona Senate Passes Bold Universal ESA Bill http://bit.ly/1L8LzUY

School Choice

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana voucher students did worse at new schools, study says http://bit.ly/1OsiQVO

The Advocate: Report: Louisiana voucher program shows decline in student performance, mainly in math http://bit.ly/1LE7RJa

U.S. News & World Report: Evidence Mounts Against Louisiana Voucher Program http://bit.ly/1RYKPU6

The Advocate: Letters: Charter system better than vouchers http://bit.ly/21ciNu9

redefinED: Will Arizona be the next state to pass universal ESAs http://bit.ly/1PVA7Lr

Education Reform

The Advertiser: Forums set on possible St. Mary school closures http://bit.ly/1RkrpH5

HoumaToday.com: Thibodaux elementary schools struggling, may be reorganized http://bit.ly/1LEa1IV

The Advocate: Need seen for Lafayette Parish School System, but support for new property taxes still wobbly http://bit.ly/1WGbHr2

The Advertiser: Needs, timing at odds as school tax decision looms http://bit.ly/1LE9sPj

The Town Talk: Banner competition could lead to school improvement http://townta.lk/1VBzLLA

The Washington Post: Three key things to know about Obama’s new education chief http://wapo.st/1QupWe1