LFC Daily News Clips | November 20, 2017

Good Morning

  • WWNO-FM reports on the efforts of principals at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Middle to charter their schools. These schools are among the last of New Orleans’ district-run non-charter schools. http://bit.ly/2izqqso
  • Voters in Jefferson Parish reject a property tax increase that would have funded teacher pay raises. http://bit.ly/2mIOGge

Have a great week. – Paul


Principals At Bethune, Baby Ben Push To Charter Last District-Run Elementary Schools
It’s the general understanding that Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Middle will become charter schools. The only question is when that will happen, and who will run them.

The Lens
With vote to close Mahalia Jackson, school board continues to whittle away at traditional schools

The Town Talk
We should be aiming higher than a B grade for schools

The Advertiser
Voices: How an online school benefits families

The Advocate
Our Views: A new focus on left-out kids

The Advocate
Jefferson Parish voters narrowly reject property tax for schoolteacher raises

The Advocate
All five Baker schools received waiver from scores but district as a whole got new score, why?

The Advocate
Black students in Louisiana more likely to be suspended than white students, new report says

American Federation for Children

Latino Families Turn to the Media in Their Fight for School Choice (Kim Martinez)


The Wall Street Journal
Betsy DeVos on Preparing Youth for Future Jobs
The secretary of education says the education system has tended to look backward rather than forward

The 74
Educators Warn of ‘Devastating’ Consequences for Charter Schools in New GOP Tax Bill

Education Week
‘Precious Little Evidence’ That Vouchers Improve Achievement, Recent Research Finds

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