Parents and students testified before the House Appropriations Committee in support of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, asking lawmakers to provide full funding for the program.
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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.
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, 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 […]
The Louisiana Scholarship Program is entering its eighth year and as the new school year begins, this is an opportune time to look at how the program has given opportunity and hope to thousands of Louisiana families. Established in New Orleans in 2008, and expanded statewide in 2012, the Louisiana Scholarship Program allows low-income families with […]
More Than 7,300 Students Participate In Louisiana Scholarship Program News organizations from around the world are arriving in Louisiana to cover the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. They want to know how New Orleans and the state have fared since August 29, 2005. Every aspect of the post-Katrina recovery is being scrutinized, including K-12 public […]
Last week the American Federation for Children and the Black Alliance for Educational Options released the 2015 Parental Satisfaction Survey. The survey results showed that parents are satisfied with every aspect of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which allows their children to escape failing or underperforming schools. 91.2 percent of parents said they are satisfied or very […]