LFC Daily News Clips | August 5, 2016

Good Morning

“These results are encouraging,” says state education superintendent John White said of the results from the spring 2016 LEAP assessments. While overall student performance improved, achievement gaps between peers persist. Press Release: http://bit.ly/2aFQWdE

Have a great weekend! – Paul

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School Choice

Watchdog.org: D.C. scholarship success stories honor the legacy of Milton Friedman http://bit.ly/2aJIfzJ

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Jefferson school officials give preliminary OK to letting Kenner Discovery build new campus in north Kenner http://bit.ly/2avMhfO

The 74: Poll: More Than Half of New Yorkers Say They Would Prefer to Send Their Kid to a Public Charter School http://bit.ly/2aFQhJa

Education Reform

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana’s younger students make progress on 2016 tests http://bit.ly/2aJya5S

The Advocate: In revamped Common Core tests, students improve but remain well below long-range state target http://bit.ly/2aFH6J2

The News Star: Students show improvement on LEAP test http://tnsne.ws/2aJBcHl

The Advocate: Most New Orleans area students see gains on LEAP test, under tougher ‘mastery’ standard http://bit.ly/2aXDSUN

The Advertiser: New test scores show high marks for many Lafayette students http://bit.ly/2aARiVU

The News Star: Monroe, Ouachita students proficient on LEAP http://tnsne.ws/2aXG12O

HoumaToday.com: Test scores going in the right direction http://bit.ly/2ayTCsF

The Advocate: Louisiana’s education chief visits St. Landry Parish, where 10 of its 12 schools rated ‘D’ or ‘F’ scores http://bit.ly/2b0rNw9

The Advocate: St. Landry School Board delays hiring five master teachers for low-performing schools http://bit.ly/2aqT097

The Advocate: Elementary principal named tops in Louisiana http://bit.ly/2aJyT70

The Washington Post: Reformers ‘disrupted’ public education. Now an Ivy League dean says the consequences for kids can be ‘devastating.’ http://bit.ly/2ayTCsF