LFC Daily News Clips | March 3, 2017

Good Morning

Must watch: Great WGNO-TV profile of our friend Dr. RaeNell Houston, taking over this summer as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. http://bit.ly/2mNPfS6 

Amidst the numerous columns in The New York Times and other media outlets attempting to discredit the empirical outcomes on school choice, we’re setting the record straight. Read the facts about credible research on school choice here, and please SHARE with friends and influencers in your networks: http://www.federationforchildren.org/setting-record-straight-school-choice/ 

Bottom lineThere have been 15 gold standard empirical studies of private school choice measuring test score outcomes: 10 show improvement, 3 are neutral, and 2 are negative—only based upon on results in early years of those latter 2 studies.

Here is a one page fact sheet on the research: https://www.federationforchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AFC-School-Choice-Research-Summary.pdf

Have a great weekend! – Paul


The Advocate
Mentorship Academy gets initial OK to have its charter renewed until 2023 to help refinance its downtown BR building; Filipino teacher matter also addressed

The Advocate
Letters: Never too late for school success

The Advertiser
New report analyzes Louisiana school fees

The Twitter Feed

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The Times-Picayune (from The Washington Post)
President Trump’s first school visit will be to Florida Catholic school

The Washington Times
The Washington Times: Notable beneficiaries of school choice, vouchers 

USA Today
Column: Betsy DeVos: President Trump delivers on education promises

Trump to highlight Florida’s controversial vouchers program in Orlando school visit

National Review
Denisha Merriweather’s Witness

The Federalist
Everything Betsy DeVos Said About Historically Black Colleges Was Correct

Butcher: NYT Gets It Wrong on Student Success

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