LFC Daily News Clips | August 3, 2016

Good Morning

Orleans Parish School Board member Cynthia Cade has been barred from seeking re-election Nov. 8. If the court ruling survives a possible appeal, Ethan Ashley, Cade’s only opponent, will win the seat. http://bit.ly/2akYzG7

The Louisiana Federation for Teachers is blasting the WalletHub review that ranked Louisiana’s public school system as last in nation. LFT interim president Larry Carter said ACT scores are low in part because all students, unlike most states, are required to take the exam, which measures college readiness. Sounds as if he’s not a fan of accountability. http://bit.ly/2avdIr9

LFC president Ann Duplessis on WWL-Radio discussing the impact to Louisiana families who were previously awarded scholarships and are now on a wait list, just days before the start of the new school year. http://la4children.wpengine.com/2016/08/ann-duplessis-wwl-radio-interview-8-2-2016/

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School Choice

PJMedia.com: Dem. LA. Governor Dashes Kids’ Dreams of School Choice http://bit.ly/2aT0vrr

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Arkansas embarks on school voucher program http://bit.ly/2augolK

Chalkbeat.org: Now accepting applications: Tennessee’s first-ever school voucher program, for students with disabilities http://bit.ly/2b2lg3q

The Hayride: CARMICHAEL: John Bel Edwards Robs Kids Of School Choice http://bit.ly/2asvREY

Charter Schools

redefinED: From MLK’s “field general” to charter school champion http://bit.ly/2ahLlhF

NewsOne.com: NAACP Calls For A Moratorium On New Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2aumngc

Education Week: Online Charter Schools: Fast Growth But Spotty Performance in Ohio http://bit.ly/2asl63o

Education Reform

The Advocate: Orleans Parish School Board member Cynthia Cade is disqualified from Nov. 8 race http://bit.ly/2akYzG7

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Cynthia Cade disqualified from Orleans School Board race http://bit.ly/2ave9BQ

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Ben Kleban elected to Orleans Parish School Board http://bit.ly/2au8vwH

Uptown Messenger: Kleban wins open School Board seat after opponent withdraws http://bit.ly/2aukjFh

The Advocate: Teacher union blasts report that ranked Louisiana school system worst in nation http://bit.ly/2avdIr9

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: As ACT scores rise, more students can choose college: Editorial http://bit.ly/2aB59ZZ

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 things parents need to know http://bit.ly/2aMORjn

The Advocate: Ascension School Board approves $185,000 contract for new superintendent http://bit.ly/2aQT7jK

The Advocate: Baker school Superintendent Herman Brister says the district will start the school year fully staffed http://bit.ly/2aB6f83

HoumaToday.com: Schools must focus on improvements http://bit.ly/2axoWMn