02.03.2015 AFC Daily News Clips

Good morning:

Our state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation for Children, will have a full response to the misleading story in today’s Times-Picayune. Sadly, the reporter ignored data to demonstrate academic growth in the program and ignored the importance of accountability and how it’s working in Louisiana to empower parents and ensure students attend quality schools.
AFC National Policy Summit is coming up! This year we’re headed to the Big Easy. Be one of the first to register today for the 2015 AFC National Policy Summit, details here: http://afcpolicysummit.com/register/
Have a great Tuesday,
Matt

School Choice Tweet of the morning:​

American Federation for Children:

Press release: AFC questions Obama Administration effort to cut D.C. Opportunity Scholarship funding http://bit.ly/1HSPX8n

​School Choice News:

Pantagraph: Community celebrates ‘School Choice Week’ http://bit.ly/1CsuBeG
Dallas Business Journal: Economist Arthur Laffer turns attention to school choice in Texas http://bit.ly/1AnEbih
Chalkbeat Tennessee: Memphis mother creates resource to help parents navigate school choices http://bit.ly/1zxwaUV
Times-Picayune: One third of Louisiana voucher students are enrolled at sanctioned schools http://bit.ly/1K7nJEv
WOWK: School Choice Ohio Announces Opening of State Scholarship Enrollment Period http://bit.ly/1HN9XJs
Arizona Capitol Times: Senators aim to increase eligibility for school-choice accounts http://bit.ly/1zNtWnB
Gaston Gazette: My Turn: Expand opportunities for America’s students by growing school choice http://bit.ly/16n0Q1y
Louisiana Watchdog: Louisiana school choice program gets kids out of desks, onto true callings http://bit.ly/1zNucTF

Charter School News:

Sun Sentinel: Two charter schools close in Palm Beach County http://bit.ly/16dee7D
Patriot-News: What are charter schools and why are they controversial? Q&A http://bit.ly/1yArD1r
Mooresville Tribune: Mooresville charter school plans big expansion http://bit.ly/1uTGFxN
News-Journal: Art show unites charter schools http://delonline.us/1BRPSt1

Education Reform News:

Chalkbeat Indiana: Senate committee approves bill removing Ritz as state board chairwoman http://bit.ly/1KnA59H
New York Times: Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds http://nyti.ms/1LHLUuQ

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