01.22.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

AFC is releasing the results of a national poll on school choice this morning. You can watch the press conference live by visiting: http://fed4children.wpengine.com/nationalpressclub/
Here’s a snippet from POLITICO:
THE POLITICS OF SCHOOL CHOICE: Nearly 70 percent of likely November 2016 voters said they support the concept of school choice in an American Federation for Children poll scheduled for release today. More than three-quarters of 1,800 Americans surveyed said they support charter schools and more than half said giving parents more choice in schools would improve the education system. “The poll clearly shows widespread support, among both political parties, for school choice,” said Deborah Beck of the Democratic firm Beck Research, which conducted the survey. “Any public official — or potential candidate for President — who ignores these numbers does so at their own peril.”

School Choice Tweet of the morning:​

School Choice News:

New Pittsburgh Courier: Chavous: Kennedy-King vision found in Indy school http://bit.ly/1ATep0g
Yellowhammer: Alabamians to demand school choice with massive march on the Capitol http://bit.ly/1CClqom
PR Newswire: School Choice Supporters to Hold 5K in D.C. for Education Options http://prn.to/1EvMze3
VT Digger: Bill Would Expand School Choice to Grades 7 and 8 http://bit.ly/15ewYmE
Alpharetta-Milton Patch: Fulton Wants To Know What Parents Value in School Choice http://aol.it/15extgr
Jewish Voice: Impact of School Choice Policy on the Jewish Community http://bit.ly/1BesOqy
Education Next: Views from Private Schools http://bit.ly/1BFJQk7
Atlanta Journal Constitution: To improve education outcomes, advocates urge school choice for all students http://on-ajc.com/1L2VYyn

Charter School News:

Indy Star: 2 Indy charter schools to close in June http://indy.st/1ywdaXK
Salt-Lake Tribune: State budget exercise hints at charter-school funding reform http://bit.ly/1wpQgvE
Newsday: Cuomo throws a charter school curveball http://nwsdy.li/1yIVF72
South Coast Today: Baker targets charter school cap http://bit.ly/15CIbOZ

Education Reform News:

Chalkbeat New York: City teachers testify before U.S. Senate committee on reducing testing http://bit.ly/1yIWKvD
New York Times: Gov. Cuomo Takes On Education http://nyti.ms/15CIaL1
MLive: Gov. Rick Snyder pushing for more Detroit education reforms in first half of 2015 http://bit.ly/1JcxhNX


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