01.14.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

A common theme continues to emerge from state of the state addresses nationwide: It is time to expand, improve and offer parents more educational options. Earlier this week, Gov. Ducey urged lawmakers to move away from the “one size fits all” system, and last night, Governors Walker, Pence and Christie all urged their legislatures to offer quality educational options to the parents of their respective states.
Walker: “We will continue to empower families to make the choice that is right for their sons and daughters.” [Full text]
Pence: “Let’s open more doors of opportunity to more Hoosier families by lifting the cap on the dollar amount that choice schools receive for students and raise the cap on the choice scholarship tax credit program.” [Full text]
Christie: “More school reform is needed. And a great first step would be to pass the opportunity scholarship act, to give parents a choice of a school that meets their child’s needs.” [Full text]
Have a great Wednesday,

School Choice Tweet of the morning:​

School Choice News:

Chalkbeat Indiana: Pence pushes more funding for school choice but not preschool http://bit.ly/1zboFWe
Daily Cardinal: School choice named top legislative priority in Walker’s State of the State address http://bit.ly/1514DQT
Press of Atlantic City: Christie calls for school-choice vouchers http://bit.ly/1Bp73p8
Townhall: Rep. Luke Messer Outlines the Conservative Plan for School Choice http://bit.ly/1CfmCy1
Watchdog.org: Historic election puts school choice on the agenda in Nevada http://bit.ly/1xZeX7p
La Crosse Tribune: In La Crosse, vouchers a big boost for private school students http://bit.ly/1FRLy4q

Charter School News:

Providence Journal: Proposed expansion of R.I. charter schools generates debate http://bit.ly/1u3Uijb
Tennessean: Metro Schools to convert Kirkpatrick Elementary to charter http://tnne.ws/1AeGajo
Kansas City Public Media: Tensions Ease Between Charter Schools And Kansas City Public Schools http://bit.ly/1u65PsE
KJZZ: Tucson District Superintendent Welcomes Ducey’s Plan To Expand Charter Schools http://bit.ly/1IJMe8l

Education Reform News:

Education Week: Sen. Alexander’s ESEA Draft Offers Two Options on Testing http://bit.ly/1FVjMnD
Chalkbeat Tennessee: How teachers are like opera singers: everything depends on a clear voice http://bit.ly/17HdXLt


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