LFC Daily News Clips | March 16, 2016

On Tuesday, LFC co-hosted with our partners Louisiana BAEO, Louisiana Association for Public Charter Schools and Democrats for Education Reform Louisiana the Louisiana School Choice Mini Summit. Legislators in attendance received an overview of the 10-year history of education reform in Louisiana, present day results, successes and challenges.

Louisiana Scholarship Program students, parents and school leaders joined American Federation for Children Choice Champion Lisa Leslie during an evening reception for state lawmakers.

Have a great Wednesday. – Paul

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Louisiana Legislative Session

The Advocate: Grace Notes: John Bel Edwards’ ideas won’t be an easy sell during session http://bit.ly/1MmmktL

Shreveport Times: Jeremy Alford: New session has a focus on education http://bit.ly/1pLcQDz

School Choice

The Town Talk: Agreement means second location for University Academy http://townta.lk/1Wq4L1x

Education Week: Louisiana Governor Proposes to Limit Voucher Use, Charter School Expansion http://bit.ly/1QXy2io

Watchdog.org: Louisiana governor looks to curb school choice http://bit.ly/1pnU4BF

Charter Schools

The Hayride: The Democrats And RINOs In The Legislature Resume Their War Against Charter Schools http://bit.ly/1PbGpCN

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Orleans superintendent empowered to OK school funding plan http://bit.ly/1R2G0Vq

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Lusher, Clark students urge OPSB to pass school funding plan http://bit.ly/1M7iIku

The New Orleans Advocate: Battle over funding public schools in New Orleans now likely headed for court http://bit.ly/1U7hIjc

The Lens: Like BESE, Orleans School Board sidesteps a decision on student funding http://bit.ly/1PbxZva

WBEZ.org: Bernie Sanders Says He Opposes Private Charter Schools. What Does That Mean? http://bit.ly/22lU3wp

Education Reform

The Advertiser: Class sizes, number of teachers up for vote Wednesday http://bit.ly/1TLMopM

The Advocate: Lafayette school system agrees to spend no more than $62.3 million on new Youngsville High School; actual cost may be lower http://bit.ly/1pnSmA6

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Senate confirms John King Jr. as education secretary http://bit.ly/1ptHWzB