LFC Daily News Clips | July 26, 2016

Good Morning

The Louisiana Department of Education announced an increase in ACT scores, of high school students earning scores of 18 or higher.

This afternoon you can watch AFC’s DNC reception, co-hosted with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and featuring Lisa Leslie and Jalen Rose. It will be live streamed the event on AFC’s homepage and updated via Facebook Live.

Have a great day! – Paul

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School Choice

Hufington Post: About The Louisiana Voucher Program, Where Failure Really Is An Option http://huff.to/2aHp75y

Education Week: School Choice Gets a Nod at the RNC, But That’s About It http://bit.ly/2a9ce5H

Charter Schools

WDSU-TV: Community gives input on school unification plan http://bit.ly/2aefbTb

Education Reform

The New Orleans Advocate: Retired UNO professor Polly Thomas wins uncontested legislative seat representing Jefferson Parish http://bit.ly/2af0nnU

Louisiana Department of Education: (Press Release) Number Of Students Achieving College-Going Act Scores Reaches All-Time High http://bit.ly/2aqAdyi

The Advocate: Louisiana’s ACT scores up slightly; more students qualify for college http://bit.ly/2a6Ce0l

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana ACT scores edge up again http://bit.ly/2attLEV

American Press: La.’s ACT scores at all-time high http://bit.ly/2abLu4H

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: St. Tammany Parish schools test above ACT national average http://bit.ly/2abH79F

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: New Orleans ACT results mixed for 2016 http://bit.ly/2atutSB

BestOfNewOrleans.com: Commentary: Pay attention to local races http://bit.ly/2aaR7N2

Education Week: The Democratic Platform: More of a Victory for Reformers Than It Seems http://bit.ly/2abV0F8

The Hechinger Report: Have Obama’s education policies weakened the Democratic Party? http://bit.ly/2atxN02

The Advocate: East Baton Rouge Superintendent Warren Drake to discuss plan to “heal” students upset by recent shootings http://bit.ly/2ae8T5Z

The Advocate: Letters: Teachers face complicated classroom challenges http://bit.ly/2atUx2P

The Advocate: Michael Faulk: Next 3 weeks to be ‘very, very busy’ as pace picks up for new students registering at Central schools http://bit.ly/29WLEhI

The News Star: Board right in Vidrine vote http://tnsne.ws/2abKnSp

The News Star: Ouachita Business Alliance commends MCSB on Vidrine http://tnsne.ws/29WNcIq

Shreveport Times: State Superintendent John White to host forum in Caddo Parish http://bit.ly/2a6DnVO