The Louisiana Department of Education released the 2015 Louisiana Nonpublic School Choice Annual Report, finding students using the Louisiana Scholarship Program making significant academic gains. “Now, four years into the statewide expansion of the program, we are seeing significant academic gains.
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, and its state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation for Children, celebrates the beginning of Black History Month and recognizes importance of educational choice nationwide. AFC founding board member, Kevin P. Chavous, released the following statement: “Earlier this year, Martin Luther King III spoke at a […]
During Louisiana’s celebration of National School Choice Week parents from across the state engaged in passionate discussions about the importance of all types of education options for children. At events in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie and New Orleans parents and educators shared the positive impact of Louisiana’s many educational choice options – including scholarship schools, […]
New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Academy has a distinguished history of educating African-American students. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1867, St. Mary’s Academy continues as a private Catholic college preparatory co-educational elementary and a middle/high school for young women. Corrine Celestine saw the historic institution as the perfect school for her daughter […]
Louisiana’s National School Choice Week tour is visiting schools across the state. Parents, students and education leaders are raising public awareness of all types of education options for children, including public charter schools, traditional public schools, scholarship schools, online schools and homeschooling.
The Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice; along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), a national organization advocating for parental choice on behalf of low-income and working-class families; and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS), the only statewide entity dedicated to advocating for charter schools at […]
The Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice, today announced the opening of the statewide application period to participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Beginning today, students from across the state are able to apply to participate in the program, which allows low-income families with students enrolled in a Louisiana public […]
With the swearing in of John Bel Edwards this week as Louisiana’s new governor, the attention of parents with children in the Louisiana Scholarship Program are focused squarely on Baton Rouge. They will be watching to see what the Edwards administration and state legislature’s attitude is toward educational choice options. Parents like Corinne Celestine, whose […]