LFC Daily News Clips | August 29, 2017

Good Morning

The majority of schools in south Louisiana, including those in the Lake Charles, Lafayette and metro-New Orleans areas, are closed today due to tropical storm Harvey.

Big school choice news yesterday in Illinois and Wisconsin:
The Illinois House passed a tax credit scholarship program and a charter funding equity bill that is going to be voted on today in the Senate. Also, Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted to raise the income eligibility cap on the Wisconsin Parental Choice program from 185% to 220% of the federal poverty line, and to expand statewide independent charter school authorizers to include the Office of Educational Opportunity, any UW Chancellor, and any technical college district board.

See our Illinois press release here: http://bit.ly/2wG0C6v

And our Wisconsin press release here: http://bit.ly/2wG0C6v

Have a good day and stay dry. – Paul


Uptown Messenger
Lycee leader to step down at school year’s end

Uptown Messenger
Spanish-speaking families seek more funding, protection from Orleans schools

The Times-Picayune
New Orleans public schools closed Tuesday ahead of rain expected from Harvey

American Press
Calcasieu enrollment up; LaGrange sees largest increase

American Federation for Children

Illinois House Passes Tax Credit Scholarship, Charter Funding Equity

Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee Expands School Choice Opportunities

Urge Illinois Lawmakers to Support Choice

Georgia Representative Stacey Evans’ Protestors Got it Wrong on Her Stand for School Choice (Jamie Lord)


Chicago Tribune
On third try, Illinois House approves education funding bill

Education Week
ESSA Architect John Kline to Betsy DeVos: Don’t Let States Skirt Law’s Testing Rules

Education Week
More Americans Give Top Grades to Public Schools

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