LFC Daily News Clips | March 3, 2016

Good Morning

Congratulations to LFC Chairman Eddie Rispone, named 2016 Businessperson of the Year by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report http://bit.ly/219yGw7. Eddie has worked tirelessly on behalf of Louisiana’s children and families to reform K-12 education.

Enjoy your day. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: Mississippi Senate passes public charter school expansion http://bit.ly/21DIDaA

School Choice

American Press: Voucher program future uncertain http://bit.ly/1LBbapW

Education Week: Should Louisiana Eliminate It’s Voucher Program? http://bit.ly/1LBdmh2

Huffington Post: Do school vouchers improve results? It depends on what we ask http://huff.to/1oZBu3c

Special Legislative Session

The Advocate: Big day today? Why special session standoff likely to end Thursday http://bit.ly/1Rse1y6

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana Legislature hasn’t broken its stalemate over the state budget yet http://bit.ly/21JJFOY

Charter Schools

The Lens: With last two schools choosing to transfer, total of 5 may move back to School Board http://bit.ly/1Qu7DGE

WWNO.org: Five Recovery School District Charters May Return To Local School Board http://bit.ly/219xVmG

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: More money for special-needs students shouldn’t mean less for others: Gregory Thompson http://bit.ly/1RJW5Sb

The Seventy Four: #WhichBernie Supports School Choice? Inside Sanders’ Super Tuesday Pivot on Charter Schools http://bit.ly/1UzdzmO

Education Reform

The Advocate: Revised Louisiana Common Core standards expected to glide through BESE http://bit.ly/1SkEylL

The Advocate: Lafayette School Board approves new position to help underperforming schools, but not all members on board http://bit.ly/1OTjufe

The Advocate: Our Views: Approve Central schools tax http://bit.ly/1RJX3xR

The Advertiser: School system deficit at least $15 million http://bit.ly/21JE1w1

HoumaToday.com: Lafourche School Board wants ability to ask for higher sales tax http://bit.ly/1QtGTtp

HoumaToday.com: School Board reconfigures Thibodaux elementary schools http://bit.ly/1TSyCkX

The Advertiser: STEM Academy could have more students if funds available http://bit.ly/21JE1w1

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Jefferson Parish should short-circuit school thefts: Editorial http://bit.ly/21JznhQ

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Local anti-creationism advocate takes fight next door to Texas: Jarvis DeBerry http://bit.ly/1p1gk4N