LFC Daily News Clips | August 28, 2017

Good Morning

This morning we’re keeping our Texas neighbors in our thoughts while also keeping an eye on Harvey.

Check out the Alexandria Town Talk’s interview with BESE President Gary Jones. On Louisiana’s A-F rating system of schools:

“There’s a common thought out there that we’re penalizing kids (by raising the bar), but that’s not true,” Jones said. “The test scores don’t affect the kids personally; it affects the school’s performance score. … I think we have to be careful when we talk about what we’re measuring and who we’re measuring, so that we’re accurate.”

Have a great week. – Paul


The Town Talk
BESE President: Louisiana education a work in progress

The Advocate
Guest column: Put an end to the education uncertainty of 13,000 students

The Times-Picayune
New Orleans education town hall: 5 key issues raised by parents

Orleans Parish School Board continues school unification process

The Advocate
Our Views: Quick approval of Louisiana school plan

The Advertiser
La. outlines plan to train mentors, help new generation of teachers

The Advocate
State seeking 500 veteran teachers to work with aspiring educators

The Times-Picayune
Students celebrate renaming of McDonogh No. 15 to KIPP Morial

Uptown Messenger
Lusher High School names new principal

The Advocate
Changes in criminal background checks will be topic of eight meetings

American Federation for Children

Louisiana’s Journey to a Tax Credit Program (Kelli Bottger)


Charter schools or no charter schools? Roland Martin weighs in

Roland Martin: ‘Is School Choice The Black Choice?’

New York Post
The most important benefit of charter schools

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