LFC Daily News Clips | September 1, 2016

Good Morning

Be sure to read Howard Fuller’s Education Week commentary on the NAACP’s call for a national moratorium on new charter schools. Dr. Fuller points out the number of black families who choose to send their children to charter schools is growing, with nearly 200,000 additional families enrolling over the past five years.

Enjoy your day! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: California Public School Choice Becomes ACLU Target http://bit.ly/2bT1RV5

Pro-school choice candidates win in Arizona’s primary race http://bit.ly/2bH12uZ

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

School Choice

KSLA-TV: Bossier Parish schools offer virtual learning program http://bit.ly/2chwzIm

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Unification plan for New Orleans public schools leaves officials with lots of decisions to make, deadlines to meet http://bit.ly/2bEBP43

Education Week: NAACP’s Call for K-12 Charter Moratorium Is Wrong http://bit.ly/2bBi6bn

WWNO.org: Orleans Parish School Board Approves Unification Plan http://bit.ly/2bEnWsT

Watchdog.org: D.C. charter schools outperform public schools on PARCC exam http://bit.ly/2bSyQZy

Education Reform

The Advocate: After nearly two decades, state science standards under review http://bit.ly/2bEtLoH

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana’s elite students get little attention, report says http://bit.ly/2c3i1vf

Watchdog.org: Alabama city looks to secede from county to keep education tax revenue http://bit.ly/2bVUSw5

Louisiana Flood

The Advocate: Charter Schools USA raises $30,000 for flood victims, donates 700 meals http://bit.ly/2bEnzyi