LFC Daily News Clips | May 12, 2017

Good Morning

A great day yesterday for children, parents and supporters of the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The Senate Education Committee rejected legislation in Gov. John Bel Edwards’ education agenda which proposed restricting Kindergarten eligibility for students entering the LSP.

Parents and educators testified in opposition to Senate Bill 13 and were bolstered with great support from our school choice coalition. Thanks to everyone!

The Advocate
Governor’s bid to curb vouchers killed by Senate committee

With little fanfare, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to limit access to vouchers was rejected Thursday by the Senate Education Committee.

Five of the panel’s seven members cast “no” votes.

The action marks the latest setback for the governor’s education agenda, which was battered last year and has made little headway in 2017, even with a modest list of bills.

American Federation for Children

AFC Blog (Paul Dauphin): Teacher Appreciation Week: Louisiana Teachers Bring Unique Experiences to the Classroom

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AFC Blog (Ryan Cantrell): Alabama Students Voice Support for Increased Donations to Tax Credit Scholarship Program


Daily World
House kills charter school transparency proposal

The New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans-based charter operator eyes expansion to West Bank

BESE adds to public school funding

The Lens
Superintendent says closing Mahalia Jackson would return building to its original use: a community center

Louisiana senators warn another special session is coming

The 74
Notes From the Field: If You Want Great Schools, First Work With Parents to Create ‘Actionable Demand’

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

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