LFC Daily News Clips | March 13, 2017

Good Morning

The Advocate reports on New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Academy, celebrating its 150th anniversary. Originally named St. Mary’s Academy for Young Ladies of Color, the school was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family, the pioneering order of Roman Catholic black nuns founded by Mother Henriette Delille.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) passed the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act to reauthorize the highly demanded and incredibly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).

Statement from John Schilling, Chief Operating Officer of the American Federation for Children:
“Today’s vote sends a strong message that members recognize the success of the OSP and the tremendous demand from D.C.’s parents. We urge Congress to incorporate the OSP reauthorization into the final Fiscal Year 2017 budget bill and we look forward to working with members on broader legislation this year that will expand educational choice for children across the country.”

Have a great week! – Paul


The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
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Gentilly Messenger
Audubon Charter School sets sights on Gentilly Terrace site as second school

Caddo Schools backs down on elementary closures

The Advocate
Letters: Cassidy support for DeVos seems tainted

The Advocate
Letters: This isn’t the way to teach kids to think

The New Orleans Advocate
St. Mary’s Academy, founded in 1867 by the Sisters of the Holy Family, celebrates 150 years

The Advocate
Are more high school options in the cards for southeastern East Baton Rouge Parish?

The Advocate
Are more high school options in the cards for southeastern East Baton Rouge Parish?

The New Orleans Advocate
Video: New school at New Orleans’ juvenile detention center works to challenge students

 The Twitter Feed

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American Federation for Children (Press Release)
AFC Applauds House Committee for Supporting DC OSP Reauthorization

The Washington Post
In first test of vouchers under DeVos, D.C. bill advances in House committee

The 74
 House Moves D.C. Scholarship Renewal Forward, Hints at School Choice Battles Ahead

The Daily Signal
House Panel Votes to Preserve, Expand DC School Vouchers

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