LFC Daily News Clips | August 9, 2016

Good Morning

Schools are opening across the state. 442 children and their parents remain in limbo, waiting to see if their Louisiana Scholarship Program awards will be honored. Watchdog.org takes a look at the plight of a Baton Rouge mother and daughter – on the wait list.  http://bit.ly/2b52bxm

The Advocate’s Stephanie Grace weighs in on the wait list, asking “Is it too much to ask Louisiana government to keep its promises?” http://bit.ly/2aJ0Dto

My latest AFC Blog-post also discusses the wait list. http://bit.ly/2axgqhB

Morris “Moe” Reed Jr. has suspended his Orleans Parish School Board candidacy after controversial Facebook posts surfaced. http://bit.ly/2axhwKe

Enjoy your day. – Paul

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American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: Waiting in Louisiana http://bit.ly/2axgqhB

School Choice

Watchdog.org: Louisiana voucher mom: ‘I still don’t know what I am going to do’ http://bit.ly/2b52bxm

The Advocate: Stephanie Grace: Is it too much to ask Louisiana government to keep its promises? http://bit.ly/2aJ0Dto

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Stephanie Grace Notes: So much for that big debate over New Orleans schools’ future http://bit.ly/2aCz6I8

Education Reform

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Moe Reed Jr. suspends Orleans School Board campaign http://bit.ly/2axhwKe

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Orleans School Board candidate Moe Reed Jr. defends police-shooting Facebook posts http://bit.ly/2aZ5ZzH

The New Orleans Advocate: Moe Reed drops out of Orleans Parish School Board race http://bit.ly/2aWAxDU

The Advocate: State lawmaker says John White should be fired http://bit.ly/2aIGo2H

The Advocate: Nontraditional students in Lafayette Parish may have new school option in 2017 http://bit.ly/2bbNVFR

The News Star: La. students earn record number of AP credits http://tnsne.ws/2aWDg05

Shreveport Times: More NWLA students succeed on AP exam http://bit.ly/2aHEp8I

The Town Talk: Rapides test scores show progress over time http://townta.lk/2b5qFKO

The Advertiser: LPSS: New test scores show growth at multiple schools http://bit.ly/2aGLvxw

The Advocate: Iberville School Board approves contract with new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion http://bit.ly/2bbzmSH

The Advocate: Central schools superintendent Michael Faulk again notches strong evaluation, begins 10th year in charge http://bit.ly/2bbIM0Q