LFC president Ann Duplessis previews the opening of the Louisiana Scholarship Program’s application period, Jan. 19 to Feb. 26.
Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to New Orleans on Dec. 15 to visit St. Benedict the Moor School, a school that supports students enrolled in the statewide scholarship program. During his visit, Gov. Jindal took a tour of the school, visited classrooms, and met with children and their parents to hear about the progress of the scholarship […]
New Orleans is ranked as the best city in America for school choice. That’s the conclusion of “America’s Best (And Worst) Cities for School Choice”. The report by The Thomas B. Fordham Institute showed which thirty U.S. cities are the best and worst for school choice. The report’s definition of school choice included a wide […]
During the first meeting between Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor-elect John Bel Edwards, Jindal made a point to discuss the Louisiana Scholarship Program with his successor. “I made a personal request to John Bel and he agreed to it right away,” Jindal told the Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. “I just asked before they made any decisions that they […]
An emerging option in the educational choice landscape is course choice. The Evergreen Education Group’s annual Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning provides an overview of the nation’s digital learning landscape. Seven states, including Louisiana, offer course choice programs that allow one or more online courses from a provider other than the student’s district of […]
The runoff election for Louisiana’s governor, along with legislative and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats takes place this Saturday. It would be instructive for aspiring and current elected officials to understand how voters feel about issues related to educational choice. The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) surveyed registered voters statewide on their views […]
Louisiana Federation for Children president Ann Duplessis discusses how the Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers low-income families with the same opportunity as more affluent parents already have – the financial resources to send their child to the school of their choice.
The Advocate describes the candidates vying to be Louisiana’s next governor as being ‘night and day’ on major education issues. On Saturday, State Representative John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will face Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter in the race for the state’s highest office. Their positions on K-12 education, particularly issues related to educational choice are fundamentally different. […]