06.04.2015 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

The impact of Nevada’s new ESA program continues to reverberate nationwide. After the “teachers’ unions flunked their midterms” last November,” the NEA’s Lily Eskelsen Garcia is “terrified” to think more governors and legislatures want to empower parents with school choice.
For today’s #TBT (Throw Back Thursday to those of you not down with the social media lingo), we’re highlighting Coreana Carson. Last year, Coreana was the third member of her family to graduate as valedictorian of her high school. She and her siblings were able to attend their school as a result of the Milwaukee Parental Scholarship Program.
Have a great day,
Matt

American Federation for Children:

Release: Alabama legislature strengthens and expands state’s tax credit scholarship program http://bit.ly/1AMcRM8

​School Choice News:

Wall Street Journal: Nevada Expands School Choice With Adoption of Savings Accounts http://on.wsj.com/1IkRGTM
Washington Post: The ultimate in school choice or school as a commodity? http://wapo.st/1FvYJTJ
Daily Caller: Nevada Enacts Country’s Biggest-Ever School Choice Program http://bit.ly/1QsyYsC
Illinois Leaks: Illinois Families Need School Choice http://bit.ly/1SXXnKs

Charter School News:

Columbus Dispatch: State to shut charter schools in Cleveland, Canton http://bit.ly/1FwY8QF
Chalkbeat Tennessee: As Nashville charter school conversion begins, administrators must overcome confusion http://bit.ly/1eR0W5B
KOMO News: Washington charter school gets last chance to show progress http://bit.ly/1JsLcAW
Clarion-Ledger: Applications for 3 more Mississippi charter schools advance http://on.thec-l.com/1eR16tD

Education Reform News:

Education Week: New York City to Launch Tool to Help Parents Track Students’ Progress http://bit.ly/1FvYYhq
MLive: Nearly $16 billion education budgets head to Gov. Rick Snyder after drama free vote http://bit.ly/1eR1TLi
Huffington Post: The Earlier the Better — Parents Play a Pivotal Role in Financial Education http://huff.to/1KbUmTg

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