LFC Daily News Clips | December 7, 2016

Good Morning

This morning’s must read: The 74’s interview with Louisiana education superintendent John White covering an array of topics, including: the need for researchers to take a long-term approach when evaluating the Louisiana Scholarship Program, the return of schools in New Orleans, and his relationship with Gov. John Bel Edwards.

AFC board member Kevin P. Chavous says we have a lot to look forward to with Betsy DeVos leading the U.S. Department of Education – from his recent interview on the Journal Editorial Report.

Students in the United States continue to fall behind their international peers. AFC’s reaction to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.

Have a great day! – Paul

Tweet of the Day


American Federation for Children

Nicole Jackson: Kevin Chavous Gives a Glimpse into Education with Betsy DeVos http://bit.ly/2gBWdGn

AFC reacts to lackluster PISA international assessment results http://bit.ly/2g9WXX1

School Choice

The 74: 74 Interview: Louisiana Schools Chief John White on ESSA, School Closures and Local Control in NOLA http://bit.ly/2hgloCp

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: John White praises Gov. John Bel Edwards in interview http://bit.ly/2h5BkUN

Charter Schools

The 74: Once Largely Ignored, New Orleans Special Ed Students Find Meaning and Skills After High School http://bit.ly/2hgr9ju

The Advocate: Charter school for dyslexic students, graded ‘F’ by state, could continue on probationary status http://bit.ly/2h5yL5p

The Advertiser: No final word yet on Lafayette charter applications http://bit.ly/2heqYkq

Education Reform

The Washington Post: On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind http://wapo.st/2h5FegI

The 74: U.S. Students’ Math Scores Drop on International Exam, World Ranking Falls to No. 35 http://bit.ly/2gzo4XC

The Advocate: Academic growth emphasized as panel seeks better way to grade public schools http://bit.ly/2h1iMp1

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