LFC Daily News Clips | August 15, 2016

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A solution has been offered, as Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced a plan that would eliminate the Louisiana Scholarship Program waiting list — now with 362 students. http://bit.ly/2aQIKKb

University of Arkansas researchers have quantified the impact of kicking children out of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, finding the elimination of the Louisiana Scholarship Program would result in cost increases larger than funding increases for the vast majority of school districts in the state. Yes, the money follows the child.

Our prayers are with Louisiana families so severely impacted by this catastrophic flooding event. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: Documentary draws national attention toward the country’s biggest “Underdogs,” Native American children http://bit.ly/2aUbGhc

AFC Blog: New Virtual Education Option for Northwest Louisiana http://bit.ly/2blMPoc

School Choice

University of Arkansas: Latest Research Breaks Down Impact on Proposed Changes to Louisiana Scholarship Program http://bit.ly/2bhyvzN

The Advocate: John White offers plan to eliminate voucher waiting list http://bit.ly/2aQIKKb

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana may have solution for wait-listed voucher students http://bit.ly/2aW1vfp

The News Star: DOE launches plan to reduce voucher wait list http://tnsne.ws/2aU2tWr

Shreveport Times: Reduced voucher funding wait-lists students http://bit.ly/2aVyoeS

KEEL Radio: Education Department’s Plan to End Wait for Scholarship Families http://bit.ly/2aU4Jx5

New Orleans City Business: Superintendent tries to strike deal to cut voucher wait list http://bit.ly/2boXEtQ

American Press: Voucher flap result of budget fiasco http://bit.ly/2aVzdoe

Watchdog.org: The simple economics of school choice http://bit.ly/2bdcjrI

Charter Schools

The Root: Why the Black Lives Matter Movement Has to Take on Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2bba97w

Education Reform

The Advocate: Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankings http://bit.ly/2aW29cT

The New Orleans Advocate: Jefferson public schools chief gets contract extension, raise after lengthy School Board debate http://bit.ly/2bhvlNB