01.15.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

If you read only one story today it should be Rev. HK Matthews’ guest column, “State scholarship issues bring back memories of Selma.” As you might recall, Rev. Matthews provided an inspiring benediction at the 2014 AFC National Policy Summit. Matthews is a civil rights pioneer and an unapologetic supporter of today’s civil rights movement – ensuring every child has access to a quality school of their parents’ choice.

School Choice News:

The News-Press: State scholarship issues bring back memories of Selma http://newspr.es/1Cba3DI
Education Week: Alabama School Choice Advocates to Rally for Charter Legislation http://bit.ly/1E32JeP
Florida Times-Union: School Choice Week launches in Jacksonville http://bit.ly/150RTue
redefinED: Plans set for major school choice rally in Jacksonville http://bit.ly/151RFlZ
Hartford Courant: Parents Call For Equity In Schools http://cour.at/1DFUVlL

Charter School News:

NPR: A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools http://n.pr/1B67RjV
EdWeek: What’s in a Letter Grade? Perhaps Not So Much for NOLA Parents http://bit.ly/1zhWsgl
Detroit News: In 2015, every child in a quality school http://bit.ly/1wdpMxg
Herald Sun: Two new Durham charter schools greenlighted http://bit.ly/1y1jciH
Advocate: EBR School Board to consider contracts with charter schools http://bit.ly/1DI1owy
Times-Picayune: At parents’ urging, Jefferson Parish School Board approves Kenner charter school expansion — again http://bit.ly/150QiED

Education Reform News:

Daily Caller: DC Schools Chief: Moms Worry About Children, Not ‘Economic Future’ http://bit.ly/1ATHqLQ
Chalkbeat New York: City to add or expand 40 dual-language programs http://bit.ly/1BvBdqX


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