LFC Daily News Clips | August 29, 2016

Good Morning

See where school choice programs rank nationally. Louisiana’s Tuition Donation Rebate Program is among the top five programs.

Today is the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana looks back on a decade-plus of recovery as the recovery from the Flood of 2016 is just beginning.

My AFC Blog post updates Louisiana Scholarship Program’s waitlist situation.

Have a great week! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Where does your state’s program rank? See AFC’s 2016/17 School Choice Report Card http://bit.ly/2bLXvRf

AFC Blog: Update: Louisiana Scholarship Program waiting list cut in half http://bit.ly/2bUWJgy

School Choice

The Heartland Institute: Research & Commentary: Study: Louisiana Scholarship Program Saves Pelican State Tax Dollars http://bit.ly/2c3dM0D

Louisiana Flood

The Advocate: Online charter school says displaced students welcome http://bit.ly/2bu1u5A

The Advocate: Losses upward of $50M for East Baton Rouge schools after flood damage, and still rising http://bit.ly/2bLuNhD

Politico: September opening target for flooded Louisiana schools http://politi.co/2clNzOR

KLFY-TV: Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana raises over $70k for teachers affected by flooding http://bit.ly/2bDbsNN

Daily World: Disaster relief for teachers is available http://bit.ly/2bDbgOy

Charter Schools

The Advocate: Online charter school says displaced students welcome http://bit.ly/2bu1u5A

Opportunity Lives: Denver Charter School Making Dreams a Reality http://bit.ly/2bLTGXv

Education Week: Pa. Charter Schools to Get Special Division in the State’s Ed. Department http://bit.ly/2c8LmoI

Education Week: Group Behind Vergara Lawsuit Targets School Choice Limitations in Connecticut http://bit.ly/2c3i1sQ

WAMU.org: After 20 Years, Are Charters And DCPS Learning To Get Along? http://bit.ly/2buUGSl

The Root: Let White Leaders Defend Institutional Racism; Let Black Leaders Defend Black Lives http://bit.ly/2bZPgxX

Narratively: The Day Our Daughter Got Hit http://bit.ly/2c8ILv7

Education Reform

Washington Post: A Southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation http://wapo.st/2bCR2WL

Opportunity Lives: Hispanics Long Road for Education Equity Continues http://bit.ly/2bxBpgf