LFC Daily News Clips | December 19, 2016

Good Morning

Nicole Jackson’s AFC Blog separates fiction from fact in the news coverage surrounding Betsy DeVos’ nomination as education secretary.  http://bit.ly/2hijRaZ

In a follow-up to the story of a Vermillion Parish school tossing flood relief checks from the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, The Advertiser reports A+PEL will mail replacement checks to teachers.

ICYMI: Video from LFC’s Christmas celebration with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie.

Have a great week! – Paul

Tweet of the Day


American Federation for Children

Jackson: Betsy DeVos: A Look at the Numbers http://bit.ly/2hijRaZ

Dauphin: WNBA legend Lisa Leslie celebrates Christmas with Louisiana Scholarship Program Families http://bit.ly/2hR0zue

School Choice

Watchdog.org: Mississippi Education Scholarship Account program draws rave reviews http://bit.ly/2i6vz8O

Charter Schools

The Advertiser: What’s wrong at Willow Charter Academy? http://bit.ly/2hXjNgV

The Lens: How ReNEW has tried to make up teaching for special-ed students shorted two years ago http://bit.ly/2h24dTv

The Advocate: League wants BESE to stop consideration of charters (included within news summary) http://bit.ly/2hiz5wY

Education Reform

The Advertiser: Kaplan teachers to receive new checks after donation brouhaha http://bit.ly/2hX1kkL

Breitbart: Report: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Considered for Top Education Post (former Louisiana Superintendent Paul Pastorek is under consideration for the post of general counsel with the DeVos Education Department) http://bit.ly/2gSyDEG

The Advocate: Recovery School District tracking students who transfer due to special-ed needs http://bit.ly/2h26Nc7

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Flood donations to Louisiana teachers were thrown in trash: report http://bit.ly/2hLxqRk

HoumaToday.com: Opinion: No detours with the education of our children http://bit.ly/2gSrrYU

The Advocate: Letters: Panel not open to compromise http://bit.ly/2i6D9jD

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