LFC Daily News Clips | April 28, 2017

Good Morning

Last night, LFC president Ann Duplessis addressed African American Mayors Association awards dinner in Washington, D.C. She discussed the link between quality education options and business development.

The American Federation for Children responds to findings in a newly-released report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program by the Institute of Education Sciences. Statement from Tommy Schultz, AFC’s National Communications Director:

The IES report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program needs to be considered in context. These findings are related to the test scores of students after only one year in the program. Data from a meta-analysis of the participant effects of private school vouchers illustrates that the effect of vouchers on participating students’ academic achievement in both reading and math tends to start out neutral or negative in year one and trends to positive by years two or three of the program. We know from the body of school choice research on the experimental effects on test scores that short term test scores may not be predictive of long term achievement or attainment. Continue Reading

You can nominate an outstanding teacher for the Urban League of Louisiana’s Teacher Appreciation Award. The organization is accepting nominations for outstanding teachers to be honored at its Teacher Appreciation Brunch on May 20th. Click here to nominate and share the nomination form.

Have a great weekend! – Paul


The Town Talk
Is virtual education the future?

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
(from The Washington Post) Trump order seeks to shift K-12 oversight from Washington to states

St. Charles Herald Guide
St. Charles school district bracing for possible budget cuts on state and federal levels

American Federation for Children

American Federation for Children Response to IES Study

AFC Blog: (Kim Martinez) Nearly 100 Arizona Private Schools Meet on New Statewide School Choice Law

The Atlantic
What a New Study on Vouchers Means for Trump’s Agenda

The Washington Post
Nation’s only federally funded voucher program has negative effect on student achievement, study finds

The 74
New Study: D.C. Scholarship Students Scored Worse in Math, Particularly in Elementary School

Education Week
D.C. Vouchers Show Negative Impact on Student Achievement, Study Finds

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