10.06.2015 AFC Daily News Clips

Good morning:

Yesterday afternoon, House Speaker John  Boehner introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DC OSP). The DC OSP boasts a 90 percent high school graduation rate for participants – more than 30 percent higher than traditional D.C. public schools, and nearly 90 percent of students in the program enroll in a two- or four-year college or university.
Be sure to check out Rick Hess’ column about Secretary Duncan’s departure, “Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record,” and NC State News piece, “5 Questions on School Choice with Anna Egalite.”
Unrelated news, the Tigers ended a painful season last night with a win, however most Detroit fans were likely watching the Detroit Lions manage to produce another spectacular loss … the official start of hockey season cannot come soon enough, let’s go Red Wings!
Have a great day!

School Choice Tweet of the Morning:

American Federation for Children:

AFC Applauds Introduction of DC OSP Reauthorization Bill http://bit.ly/1Q4gMX5
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy to discuss Advancing Louisiana’s Education Revolution http://bit.ly/1MczF6U

​School Choice News:

Boehner Press Release: Speaker Boehner Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize DC School Choice Program http://bit.ly/1WKfyo3
Roll Call: John Boehner Introduces DC Vouchers Bill http://bit.ly/1ho0L2b
Powerline: John Boehner, friend of disadvantaged D.C. students http://bit.ly/1MWs4fu
Washington Examiner: Brookings scholar: Candidates should call for public school choice http://washex.am/1WKf8hg
NC State News: 5 Questions on School Choice with Anna Egalite http://bit.ly/1ho1fFK
National Reviews: Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record http://bit.ly/1jMdAW3
Education Week: School Choice Advocates Weigh In on Education Secretary’s Resignation http://bit.ly/1OSVL4l
Education Next: The High-Regulation Approach to School Choice http://bit.ly/1Vz8sp2
RedefinED: School choice expands opportunity for Hispanic children http://bit.ly/1FSC2yC

Charter School News:

U.S. News: A Tale of Two School Systems http://bit.ly/1LvfVko
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio charter-school reform bill nears final legislative votes http://bit.ly/1Pgl8we
WHAS: Group urges Ky. lawmakers to allow charter schools http://bit.ly/1L4aiEc
Cleveland.com: Charter school reform changes on Tuesday won’t grant many charter requests, House leaders say http://bit.ly/1LeF5gI
Salisbury Post: East Spencer charter school application submitted http://bit.ly/1WKf557

Education Reform News:

Chalkbeat Indiana: Teachers say training, mentoring could help keep more of them in the classroom http://bit.ly/1PglvH6
MSNBC: 11 quotes on education from 2016 presidential candidates http://on.msnbc.com/1LvgD19


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