LFC Daily News Clips | January 12, 2017

Good Morning

LFC President Ann Duplessis discusses school choice and the opening of the Louisiana Scholarship Program application period with Talk 107.3-FM’s Clarence Buggs. Listen here.

Later this morning, AFC releases its annual national school choice poll – stay tuned for details.

Gov. John Bel Edwards told The Advocate’s editorial board he thinks there will be a special legislative session in February.

DeVos nomination: key stories to share and read:

·       The Charlotte Observer: DeVos would be the reformer that education needs http://bit.ly/2ij6hqM

·       The Daily Caller: DeVos Will Help All Children Have Access To A Top-Quality Education http://bit.ly/2iKNOBB

·       The Seattle Times: Trump’s education secretary pick puts parents, students first http://bit.ly/2jb3jpA

Enjoy your day! – Paul

Tweet of the Day


Louisiana Federation for Children

Ann Duplessis discusses school choice on Baton Rouge radio http://bit.ly/2jHRrvU

School Choice

The News Star: Statewide application period opens for participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program http://tnsne.ws/2iKOjvd

Washington Examiner: Watch for school choice to break through in these states in 2017 http://washex.am/2ij2s5e

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Parents ask Jefferson Parish School Board to help stave off closure of Metairie ISL http://bit.ly/2j49Fom

WRKF.org: Type 2 Charter School Funding Ruled Unconstitutional http://bit.ly/2jHILWz

Empower Mississippi: (Press Release) Enrollment Share In Jackson’s Charter Schools Quickly Growing http://bit.ly/2j8vdCI

Education Reform

The Advocate: Five candidates with wide-ranging education experience vie for EBR SB District 7 seat http://bit.ly/2iglw5K

The Advocate: $2 million grant to help Louisiana offer special diplomas in construction, welding, auto repair http://bit.ly/2jHJUO3

The Town Talk: Magnet program expanding with new name http://townta.lk/2j4i7UR

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