LFC Daily News Clips | November 21, 2016

Good Morning

The newly released public school performance report from the Louisiana Department of Education shows overall gains. However, Superintendent John White says the reporting system does not fully reflect the gains made by many schools that are making great progress, particularly with low-achieving students.

ICYMI: Our “24 Days of Giving Thanks” series recognizes Louisiana school choice advocate Ronnie Briggs, chairman of The Good Shepherd School in New Orleans. http://bit.ly/2f8aE3s

A Sacramento, Calif., charter school turned the tables on HBO’s John Oliver, answering his recent anti-charter school rant with a video of their own. The video featured school-age children telling viewers why they don’t want anyone coming in to take their education away. Natomas Charter School’s video was the winning submission in a $100,000 contest from the Center for Education Reform named the “Hey John Oliver! Back off my charter school.” http://bit.ly/2feM2Wz

Have a great week! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 20 http://bit.ly/2fcZBWI

24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 19 http://bit.ly/2g9qrTV

24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 18: Louisiana school choice advocate Ronald Briggs http://bit.ly/2f8aE3s

School Choice

The 74: Vouchers Could Be the Big Winner in Trump’s School Choice Plan, but Is That a Victory for Students? http://bit.ly/2gzm8TE

Watchdog.org: Trump considers school choice advocates for cabinet http://bit.ly/2gzujPI

Nevada Appeal: Gov. Brian Sandoval says he will work with lawmakers to try resurrect school vouchers program http://bit.ly/2gbCCOc

Education Week: Trump Proposed $20 Billion For School Choice. How Would That Work? http://bit.ly/2fvBOCm

Education Week: Nevada School Vouchers: Gov. Sandoval Says He’ll Help Revive the ESA Program http://bit.ly/2gtuOKb

Charter Schools

WGNO.com: KIPP Renaissance celebrates first ‘A’ letter grade in Recovery School District http://bit.ly/2gtvUFP

Washington Post: D.C.’s public charter school system turned 20 this year. Now what? http://wapo.st/2g9fVMo

Opportunity Lives: California Charter School Gives John Oliver a Taste of His Own Medicine http://bit.ly/2feM2Wz

Education Reform

The Advocate: Those always controversial public school letter grades are headed for changes http://bit.ly/2fTS2FS

The Advocate: Our Views: Real progress, but new goals are higher http://bit.ly/2fvuFBX

The Advocate: Louisiana public schools grades show gains, big gap in new achievement target http://bit.ly/2fi7VYi

Times Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana releases school letter grades for 2016 http://bit.ly/2g3MJ9I

The Advocate: Full list: Louisiana school, district performance scores for 2015-2016 school year http://bit.ly/2fIZXrK

Times Picayune/NOLA.com: 6 takeaways from New Orleans’ school performance grades http://bit.ly/2fMtVJ1

The Advocate: See how your school did: N.O. area school scores released http://bit.ly/2gzltBp

The Advocate: See how Baton Rouge-area schools, districts rank, grade in latest Louisiana scores http://bit.ly/2fvw1fO

Fox8Live.com: Jefferson Parish school grades slip to ‘C’ http://bit.ly/2fmqMip

KPLC.com: Calcasieu superintendent, charter school official discuss school report cards http://bit.ly/2gccr9A

Times Picayune/NOLA.com: Orleans schools superintendent gets specific job goals http://bit.ly/2fi2QiN

Times Picayune/NOLA.com: ‘Community schools’ intrigue Lafayette school board http://bit.ly/2fIXHRr

The Advocate: Families displaced by flooding get shot at open magnet school slots in East Baton Rouge this year only http://bit.ly/2g851mF

The Advertiser: Lafayette Parish schools show gains in 2016 performance scores http://bit.ly/2fZyUH1

Shreveport Times: How did Caddo Superintendent Goree fare in evaluation? http://bit.ly/2fi53uE

The Town Talk: Majority of Rapides schools see better performance scores http://townta.lk/2g9faTI

The News Star: How does your child’s school score? http://tnsne.ws/2g9idva

The Advocate: Lafayette Parish School System scores up overall in latest accountability report http://bit.ly/2fvzdYW

American Press: Trump victory may give schools more autonomy http://bit.ly/2gzmUzK