LFC Daily News Clips | June 24, 2016

Good Afternoon

Louisiana’s second special legislative session – officially the 2016 Second Extraordinary Session – adjourned last night at 11:37 pm. The Louisiana Scholarship Program has been funded at $40 million. This is below last year’s funding level of $42 million. Many thanks to parents and allies who went to the legislature to press for full funding of the LSP.

Have a great weekend. – Paul

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Special Legislative Session

The Advocate: Big cut coming for TOPS in spring as Louisiana budget deal reached, special legislative session ends http://bit.ly/28RGzTk

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana lawmakers agree on budget, but set up another financial cliff http://bit.ly/28Ufano

Associated Press: After 19 weeks, Louisiana lawmakers end third, final session http://bit.ly/28S9JCh

American Federation for Children

Clinton’s education rhetoric doesn’t align with her record http://bit.ly/28PpGMV

ESAs in Arizona help kids learn all year round http://bit.ly/28RWkPt

Charter Schools

KNOE-TV: Applications for school improvement, charter schools release http://bit.ly/28RrHIv

Education Reform

The Advocate: First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround http://bit.ly/28RFFWv

HoumaToday.com: Some moves that make sense for schools http://bit.ly/28S8xyM

HoumaToday.com: How many board members do we need? http://bit.ly/28PZQWh

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Ira Thomas’ campaign manager charged with conspiracy http://bit.ly/28R8xxI