LFC Daily News Clips | August 23, 2016

Good Morning

Superintendent John White’s effort to cut the Louisiana Scholarship Program wait list is yielding positive results, especially in New Orleans – an area not impacted by the flood. The Advocate reports the wait list has been trimmed in half to 187 students.

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com reports Superintendent White’s announcement that Louisiana Scholarship Program students displaced by flooding can transfer their scholarship awards to any participating school that has capacity and is willing to accept new students. http://bit.ly/2bCC6IP

Have a great day. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

A new start for Arizona families with education savings accounts http://bit.ly/2bJ9s6h

Louisiana Flood

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana flooded voucher students may keep scholarships http://bit.ly/2bCC6IP

The Advocate: Mold, transportation issues delay East Baton Rouge public school reopening until Sept. 6 http://bit.ly/2c2m4tp

The Advocate: When will Livingston Parish schools reopen? Plus, info on other Baton Rouge-area school districts http://bit.ly/2bWIfkV

Shreveport Times: A+PEL raises more than $43,000 for teachers in flood http://bit.ly/2bAB51h

The 74: Baton Rouge Floods: As Students Help Neighbors, Educators Rush to Reopen Schools — as Early as Wed. http://bit.ly/2beL8aG

School Choice

The Advocate: Voucher waiting list trimmed in half http://bit.ly/2bdXWhU

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: School voucher waitlist update: 80 percent cleared in non-flooded areas http://bit.ly/2bilaFm

U.S. News & World Report: Surprise: Democrats Also Support School Vouchers http://bit.ly/2bdU54h

WAMU.org: Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours http://bit.ly/2be3Kbl

Education Week: Reform May Get Chipped Away, but School Choice is Here to Stay http://bit.ly/2bbZFIR

BillMoyers.com: Mike Pence Has Pushed Hard for School Privatization With Lousy Results http://bit.ly/2bRAsDz

Charter Schools

WGNO-TV: A unique approach to education at Cypress Academy http://bit.ly/2bstHY4

The 74: Smith: A Few Thoughts About John Oliver’s Bleak, Unrepresentative Sample of Public Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2bdDq3S

Education Reform

Shreveport Times: Bossier gives student with disabilities 2nd chance at graduation http://bit.ly/2bdZQiI