LFC Daily News Clips | May 11, 2016

Good Morning

Legislation to return governance of more than 50 New Orleans public schools currently under state control to the Orleans Parish School Board received final approval and is headed to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards’. Stories on views from the New Orleans education community: The 74 and Washington Post

Today’s American Enterprise Institute’s discussion on “Education savings accounts: The new frontier in school choice,” will feature Kevin P. Chavous, AFC board member, on a 9:45 a.m. (CT) panel and Betsy DeVos, chairman of AFC, will be featured on a panel at 11:05 a.m. The entire day will be streamed live here.

Speaker John Boehner will serve as a keynote at the 2016 AFC National Policy Summit. Online registration is closed but onsite registration is available beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 16.

Enjoy your day. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Press Release: Former Speaker Boehner to address AFC Summit attendees http://bit.ly/23Eyl5E

AFC Blog: Florida appeals court hears case on successful tax credit scholarship program http://bit.ly/1rG78DK

School Choice

The Advertiser: House panel approves bill making public school choice wide open http://bit.ly/1TQn1R6

WWNO.org: Many New Orleans Families Are Torn Between Public And Private School http://bit.ly/1T4iHeM

Charter Schools

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: New Orleans school return bill gets final OK from Legislature http://bit.ly/1X0BtIY

The 74: New Orleans Takes Back Its Schools — But Some Locals Fear It’s a Big Mistake http://bit.ly/23HlPCl

Washington Post: New Orleans tries to mix charter schools with democracy: Is this the district of the future? http://wapo.st/1TQhWZ5

WDSU.com: Gov. Edwards to sign bill to unify Orleans Parish public schools http://bit.ly/27dunFE

Education Week: New Orleans schools bill receives final legislative passage http://bit.ly/1OhESkW

The New Orleans Advocate: Union election is a go at Lusher Charter School, national labor board official rules http://bit.ly/1OhslhE

The New Orleans Advocate: Einstein Charter School in New Orleans East closed because of potential asbestos hazard http://bit.ly/1Wpp2rO

The Advocate: Evaluators consider applications for more Lafayette Parish charter schools http://bit.ly/1s9UNZe

Education Reform

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report: Istrouma coming back to compete http://bit.ly/1WoTqlk