04.01.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman will  help kick off this year’s AFC National Policy Summit, serving as a keynote at the opening lunch on May 18.
In state news, yesterday can be summed up as AAA: First up, Arkansas, is on the verge of becoming the 20th school choice state and enacting the 43rd school choice program. In Alabama, the State Senate passed a bill to expand the state’s popular tax credit scholarship program. And, in Arizona, a couple bills were passed out of the legislature that will strengthen and improve Arizona’s Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship program and now await Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature.
Have a great April 1st!

School Choice Tweet of the morning:​

American Federation for Children:

Release: Sen. Joe Lieberman to kick-off 2015 AFC National Policy Summit! http://bit.ly/1C7wZlc
Release: Arkansas legislature passes bill to create special needs educational choice program http://bit.ly/1DoAucw
Release: Alabama Senate Passes Important Expansion to State Educational Choice Program http://bit.ly/1GgdtsN
Release: Improvements to Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Scholarships await Governor’s signature http://bit.ly/1DtsNSB

​School Choice News:

Associated Press: Amended bill would delay Tennessee school voucher plan http://bit.ly/1IPVKsb
Associated Press: Senate votes to expand private-school scholarship program http://bit.ly/1NIGos8
Heartland: Arkansas Legislators Pass Bill to Create Choice Program http://bit.ly/1I4rw6Y
RedefinED: Halftime update: Where school choice issues stand in the Florida Legislature http://bit.ly/1I4fFGd
WFSU: The School District Lines Come Down: Parents, Realtors Consider Public School Choice http://bit.ly/1Dt7r7L
Tampa Bay Times: Bill to expand Florida school choice ‘for the kids,’ but faces adult issues http://bit.ly/1Gd9oWl
Orlando Sentinel: Don’t like your kid’s school? Pick another school, anywhere in FL, lawmakers say http://bit.ly/1IN8rnB
Watchdog: Town discovers school choice in existing New Hampshire law http://bit.ly/1Ey2Jas

Charter School News:

Washington Post: Maryland Senate panel approves watered-down charter school bill http://wapo.st/1bPzweP
Augusta Chronicle: Columbia County charter school group announces deal for school site http://bit.ly/19DXfgB
Arkansas Online: Bill to give charter schools dibs on vacant buildings fails in panel http://bit.ly/1OYBtVt

Education Reform News:

Huffington Post: Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children’s Brain Development http://huff.to/1NIuLkX
News and Record: N.C. gets extension on education waiver http://bit.ly/1ECLaGe
Education Week: Texas Lawmakers Wrangle a Herd of Education Bills http://bit.ly/1Fh3vGb


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