02.19.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good Morning:

Be sure to read the op-ed by former Clinton White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry in the Tallahassee Democrat. In case you missed it, McCurry delivered a powerful speech at our 2013 National Policy Summit. Click here to register for the 2015 National Policy Summit.
In Racine, the public schools system has decided to cancel bus service for school choice students halfway through the year, because that is in the best interest of kids, right? Mind you, families must be 300 percent below the federal poverty line to qualify for the program.
Have a great day,
Matt

School Choice Tweet of the Morning:​

​School Choice News:

Tallahassee Democrat: McCurry: Florida tax credit scholarship national model http://on.tdo.com/1DvdGbM
Las Vegas Review Journal: Sandoval’s school choice scholarship bill stirs emotions at hearing http://bit.ly/1DuVz5T
The Sacramento Observer: Chavous: Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are http://bit.ly/19CcgA2
Watchdog: How ‘backpack funding’ is revolutionizing K-12 education and school choice http://bit.ly/19BKiEz
Wisconsin Reporter: Racine Unified cancels bus service to school choice students http://bit.ly/1Lh9n56
Watchdog: New coalition of school board members rises in Florida to challenge the status quo http://bit.ly/1FtFFt6
NE News Now: GA legislators may join other states with ESA allowance http://bit.ly/1Am21Iw

Charter School News:

Philly.com: SRC approves five new charter schools http://bit.ly/1vjFMEh
Arkansas Online: Panel backs renewal of 3 charter schools http://bit.ly/1AKsBP3
Wisconsin State Journal: Already a friend to charter schools, Wisconsin could see more growth under budget proposal http://bit.ly/1DEtAPC
Palm Beach Post: Belle Glade charter school to get new playground http://pbpo.st/1Ao8Eua
City and State: Why few Charter Schools are Offering Universal Pre-Kindergarten http://bit.ly/1BpFkGG

Education Reform News:

Denver Post: Colorado Board of Education: Don’t punish districts on testing mandates http://dpo.st/1MAcmHi
Daily Signal: More States Push Back Against Common Core http://dailysign.al/1DEugVj
VT Digger: Education Reform Bill Calls for Larger Districts by 2019 http://bit.ly/1A93Sl9

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