LFC Daily News Clips | August 19, 2016

Good Morning

A newly released study by researchers at the University of Arkansas concludes that eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program as a way to improve the financial situation of the Louisiana Department of Education budget would likely lead to an overall cost increase for individual school districts. Researchers noted, “Louisiana is paying $3.22 million in additional funding to avoid paying $2.61 million in voucher expenses.”

Have a great weekend. – Paul

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Louisiana Federation for Children

Louisiana Scholarship Program Saves State Tax Dollars http://bit.ly/2b8ZFa3

Louisiana Flood

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana flood might affect quarter-million students http://bit.ly/2b5Th4s

The Advocate: Healing the community starts with schools: School officials in East Baton Rouge, Central doubling down to reopen flood-damaged schools http://bit.ly/2b2KamB

The Advertiser: LPSS opens registration center for displaced students http://bit.ly/2bpjj4F

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana flood: Public boarding school accepting applications from students in flooded areas http://bit.ly/2bCDjOH

Education Week: Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding http://bit.ly/2bCvc3S

Charter Schools

The Advertiser: Thomas Sowell: Does Black Success Matter? http://bit.ly/2blLfEn