LFC Daily News Clips | January 30, 2017

Good Morning

Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will vote on Betsy DeVos’ nomination as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Take action and urge your Senator to support and confirm Betsy DeVos!

Democratic leaders from across the country, some representing some of the nation’s most troubled schools, have come together to announce their support for Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

Also, an open letter of support for Betsy DeVos from state political leaders and ed reform organizations across the country.

LFC will host information sessions for parents interested in applying for the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The first info session will take place on Tuesday at the District 2 CEC in New Orleans East.

ICYMI: Louisiana will have a 10-day legislative special session beginning Feb. 13 to fill a $304 million mid-year budget shortfall.

Catch up on last week’s National School Choice Week celebration with stories of the five families featured in our “School Choice, A Family Choice” series.

Have a great week! – Paul

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Louisiana Federation for Children

Louisiana Scholarship Program: Parent Information Sessions http://bit.ly/2k1dnzq

New Orleans celebrates National School Choice Week http://bit.ly/2k0HEhX

School Choice, A Family Choice: The Stories http://bit.ly/2kKAfXj

American Federation for Children

Democrats for DeVos voice support for Secretary of Education nominee http://bit.ly/2k93obr

Arkansas legislators introduce bill to create universal ESA program http://bit.ly/2jvmoiq

School Choice

The Advocate: Our Views: DeVos splits reform groups http://bit.ly/2k8Yc7u

Education Week: Here’s Why Betsy DeVos Will Likely Be Confirmed, Despite Pushback http://bit.ly/2kKFypy

The 74: Eden: When the New York Times’s Reporting on DeVos and Detroit Charters Looks Like ‘Alternative Facts’ http://bit.ly/2kiXkzf

The Daily Signal: Republican Lawmakers Call for Swift Confirmation of Betsy DeVos http://bit.ly/2kjvPpu

The New Orleans Advocate: Southern Rep Theatre, Waldorf School to move to vacant Bayou Road church complex http://bit.ly/2jNCuF5

HoumaToday.com: Opinion: Lucy and the football http://bit.ly/2k96s7x

Education Week: Choice, Vouchers and the Trump Education Agenda http://bit.ly/2jjLplE

The Advertiser: The cost — and value — families find in private schooling http://bit.ly/2juhghT

The Washington Post: What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice http://wapo.st/2jNLrOI

LSUNow.com: Opinion: Betsy DeVos will further perpetuate decline of education system http://bit.ly/2jNGJAu

Charter Schools

WWNO.org: A New Principal Taps Life Experience to Serve More Students http://bit.ly/2kKmhVA

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Who wants to charter the last 5 traditional New Orleans public schools? The letters are in http://bit.ly/2kFTo9x

The Lens: Plans are underway to convert New Orleans’ five remaining traditional schools to charters http://bit.ly/2kGsZbK

The Advertiser: New Orleans College Prep officials strive for renewal of Sylvanie Williams charter http://bit.ly/2kKyXeT

The Advertiser: Charter high school plans in Lafayette hit ‘obstacle’ http://bit.ly/2kBjB8h

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Feds raid Los Angeles charter school network with Louisiana sites: report http://bit.ly/2jNiceP

The Advocate: Investigation of charter school network in Los Angeles not visible as yet in Louisiana, home to four of its schools http://bit.ly/2kj70cZ

Education Week: Board could create

Education Reform

The Advocate: Same old song: Public school leaders bracing for more budget problems http://bit.ly/2kLCHbT

The Advocate: Our Views: Invest for long term in schools http://bit.ly/2kjcPHD

The Advocate: With kids still traumatized, EBR teachers group seeks waivers from tests, evaluations at flooded schools http://bit.ly/2juU6Vr

The New Orleans Advocate: School officials say Mike Yenni educational task force’s input will be welcome, but some are skeptical http://bit.ly/2daJhXD

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Mike Yenni has the audacity to create a task force for schools http://bit.ly/2jmt8nA

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Mike Yenni forms education task force to create ‘quantifiable results’ for Jefferson schools http://bit.ly/2jmqGgM

The Town Talk: Officials: More to be done for classroom diversity http://townta.lk/2kKsnoL

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