LFC Daily News Clips | August 31, 2016

Good Morning

The Orleans Parish School Board unanimously approved the schools unification plan. The vote comes 11 years and one day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
Coverage: The New Orleans Advocate Times-Picayune/NOLA.com

Have a great day! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Florida voters support educational choice candidates http://bit.ly/2bBxgri

School Choice

Shreveport Times: Bossier Schools Virtual Learning Academy expands http://bit.ly/2bZXSGs

Education Week: Trump Hires Adviser to Indiana Rep. Luke Messer to Work on School Choice Issues http://bit.ly/2c4ozrS

Charter Schools

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: ‘We are ready’: School Board OKs unification plan http://bit.ly/2bAL7E6

The New Orleans Advocate: ‘Just think how far we have come’: Orleans Parish School Board passes schools unification plan http://bit.ly/2cefYFq

The New Orleans Advocate: New Orleans educators tout school unification plan ahead of historic School Board vote http://bit.ly/2cegkvG

Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools: LAPCS Statement on New Orleans Unification Transition Plan http://bit.ly/2bBtS4h

The New Orleans Advocate: Letters: OPSB stands ready to lead public education in New Orleans http://bit.ly/2bG5nyu

The Advertiser: What’s behind new Lafayette charter school website, Facebook presence http://bit.ly/2c9HDHk

Huffington Post: The Inspiring Way New Orleans Youth Persevered 11 Years Post-Katrina http://huff.to/2bDEAor

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Tulane teams with 6 New Orleans schools to address trauma among kids http://bit.ly/2c4dIhF

Watchdog.org: Charter schools seek to join legal fight over funding in Mississippi http://bit.ly/2bGhDzi

Education Week: Charter Schools Aren’t Good for Blacks, Civil Rights Groups Say http://bit.ly/2bVesWM

The 74: Exclusive Excerpts: The Founders — Inside the Revolution to Invent America’s Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2cbzrUk

The 74: When Public Charter Schools Are Private: Labor Rulings Highlight Often Blurred Line http://bit.ly/2cbmRXP

Watchdog.org: Rebut John Oliver on charter schools, win $100,000 http://bit.ly/2cbzoYL

Education Reform

HoumaToday.com: Time to end the practice of beating students http://bit.ly/2cqGs7S

The Hechinger Report: A virtual tour of blended-learning schools, so others can see how it’s done http://bit.ly/2bJ2j6k

Louisiana Flood

The Advertiser: Online academies available for displaced La. students http://bit.ly/2ceipaR

The Advocate: BRAF gives $1.6 million in flood relief, more than a third to help education http://bit.ly/2bV9cCu

Shreveport Times: Jeremy Alford: Politics only temporarily washed aside http://bit.ly/2c4g28t