LFC Daily News Clips | November 28, 2016

Good Morning

Hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!

Our congratulations to AFC chairman Betsy DeVos, who was nominated as the nation’s 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. Statement of congratulations from AFC vice chairman John F. Kirtley: http://bit.ly/2fpPgqj

We were proud to join the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., hosting a very successful New Orleans Education Forum during the Bayou Classic. Please view video highlights from the event.

On Thursday, AFC wrapped up 24 Days of Giving Thanks! The school choice movement is made up of passionate individuals throughout the country and Louisiana, including the parents who make sacrifices for their children, teachers, administrators, activists, thought leaders and supporters.

Have a great week! – Paul

Tweet of the Day


American Federation for Children

AFC Congratulates Betsy DeVos on Nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education http://bit.ly/2fpPgqj

Happy Thanksgiving! 24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 24 http://bit.ly/2fWvaoQ

24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 23 http://bit.ly/2gnExi5

School Choice

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: DeVos Betsy DeVos has a loud voice in Louisiana politics http://bit.ly/2fWstU6

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick, a billionaire steeped in Michigan politics http://bit.ly/2fWskjw

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Trump’s education secretary choice is charter advocate Betsy DeVos http://bit.ly/2garX8d

The 74: Bradford — Why Do I Hope DeVos Boosts School Vouchers and Scholarships? Because They Changed My Life http://bit.ly/2gOmRQ5

The 74: Analysis: How Betsy DeVos Could Scramble the Ideology and Politics of Education Reform http://bit.ly/2gnFTsX

The 74: Campbell Brown: On Betsy DeVos http://bit.ly/2gBEOhL

Education Week: School Choice Advocates Weigh In on Trump’s Education Secretary Pick http://bit.ly/2fIoSeC

New York Times: Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools http://nyti.ms/2gyUPDW

Watchdog.org: Families say why they’re thankful for school choice http://bit.ly/2gy5ySL

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: With information or massage, parents’ guide founder aims to heal http://bit.ly/2gxPK2r

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Students at two closing Orleans schools being treated differently on picking new schools http://bit.ly/2fWq3Vt

The New Orleans Advocate: Under new management, Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor sees academic gains http://bit.ly/2fsaxVc

Gentilly Messenger: New Beginnings Schools Foundation moving forward with Gentilly schools merger http://bit.ly/2gOwK07

Gentilly Messenger: New Beginnings Foundation Schools hold onto CCDF state grades http://bit.ly/2gnHTS9

Education Reform

The 74: Louisiana Supt. John White Slams NEA Chief Over Criticism of New Orleans Recovery After Katrina http://bit.ly/2gyYhhL

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report: LABI calls on Edwards to remove education council members over alleged secret pledge http://bit.ly/2gOq5mq

The Advocate: St. James superintendent says program to offer hope for struggling, older students who ”don’t know why they’re in school’ http://bit.ly/2gnCSZy

HoumaToday.com: Our opinion: Schools are showing signs of improvement http://bit.ly/2ganbat

The Town Talk: School scores better, but not good enough — Our View http://townta.lk/2gBCnf7

The Town Talk: Better enrollment, performance scores a good sign for two schools http://townta.lk/2gBzcnE

The Town Talk: Area high schools serving more ‘at-risk’ students http://townta.lk/2fEblSe

The News Star: DOJ: Board should force compliance http://tnsne.ws/2fWwDvj

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