LFC Daily News Clips | March 31, 2017

Good Morning

A new LSU Public Policy Research Lab survey finds more Louisiana residents believe the state is heading in the right direction – 46 percent versus 40 percent who say the state is heading in the wrong direction. When grading public schools, 39 percent assigned a letter grade of D or F, ahead of only roads, bridges and highways with 63 percent D or F grades.

In Louisiana’s District 8 House race, Congressman Mike Johnson endorses Raymond Crews to fill the seat he vacated to run for Congress.

Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 3, a school choice bill that would create tax-credit scholarship and education savings account programs for the Lonestar State. It now heads over to the House. See the AFC release here: http://www.federationforchildren.org/texas-senate-passes-major-school-choice-bill/

Have a great weekend! – Paul


The Advocate
School letter grade changes coming; BESE member says A in La. like B, C elsewhere

The Hayride
Mike Johnson Just Endorsed Raymond Crews In The District 8 Runoff

The Root
NAACP to Host a Hearing on New Orleans Charter Schools

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
Algiers’ Harriet Tubman Charter shows off new early childhood curriculum

BRAC announces 2017 legislative priorities

Bossier Press-Tribune
BESE endorses ESSA plan, asks dept. of education to move forward

The Advocate
Survey: More Louisiana residents optimistic about the state’s future

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The Wall Street Journal
Betsy DeVos’s Many Choices, An important education speech that deserves wider notice.

The 74
Nevada’s Governor Rushes to Save Education Savings Accounts. But Will Program Survive Legislature’s Democrats?

US News & World Report
Charter Advocates Mount Opposition to DeVos Private School Agenda

For the first time, Tennessee school voucher advocates are pushing for TNReady in private schools. Here’s why.

Education Week
Failing Indiana ‘Voucher Schools’ May Get a Second Chance

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