LFC Daily News Clips | June 16, 2017

Good Morning

The Advocate reports the Louisiana Legislature is potentially one step away from having a final budget plan. The current special session must end on or before Monday.

A great week for school choice across the USA –

  • On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Senate voted in a bipartisan fashion to provide significant quality control measures that reduce the administrative burden and enhance accountability on the voucher program.
  • In Nevada, the tax credit scholarship program expansion was officially signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval yesterday. Nearly 4,000 more children from working-class and economically disadvantaged households will soon have further access to educational opportunities across the state.
  • And in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott signed an education bill which expanded charter school funding as well as the Gardiner Scholarship Program, and established a Schools of Hope effort to lure more high performing charters to the state.

Have a great weekend! – Paul


The Lens
Orleans Parish school district looking for outside group to take over Mahalia Jackson facility

American Federation for Children

Bi-Partisan School Choice Bill Will Help Wisconsin Families This Fall

The Indiana School Choice Story: AFC Blog (Nicole Jackson)

Florida schools roundup: Education bill, impact for charters, reaction and more

Education Week
Student Vouchers Aren’t Working. Here’s Why

The 74
As Charter Fans Fret About Trump’s Support, Leaders Warn Funding Boost Not a Done Deal

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada’s new education plan gets mixed review from the feds

Beyond the test score horse race: 5 big questions researchers are asking about charter schools

Education Week
Full Funding for Special Education? Lawmakers Try for Fifth Straight Congress

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