11.10.2014 AFC Daily News Clips – morning edition

Good morning:

Our hearts are saddened this morning with the news that former Wisconsin Rep. Annette “Polly” Williams passed away over the weekend. Williams helped enact the nation’s first school choice program more than 24 years ago. In Florida, the state’s popular educational choice program is being credited as a key factor in helping Rick Scott defeat Charlie Crist. As we’ve noted before, Scott received 12 percent of the African American vote last Tuesday, an 8 point increase over his 2010 election, and higher than nearly every other Republican statewide candidate in 2014 (national average was 10 percent).
Have a great week!
Matt

School Choice Tweet of the morning:

School Choice News:

Fox Now: Former Wisconsin Rep. Annette “Polly” Williams, mother of “School Choice” passes away at 77 http://bit.ly/1u159rX
Washington Examiner: School choice backer Scott sees rise in black support in Florida http://washex.am/1uSPaO1
BizPac Review: Florida Five: DWS biggest election loser, Scott’s school choice stance fueled black support http://bit.ly/1u1kWae
Opportunity Lives: Florida’s Educational Choice Program Is Sending Nearly 68,000 Kids to School http://bit.ly/1xlTa88
JP Updates: Florida – Scott’s Support Of School Choice Vouchers Was Margin Of Victory Over Crist http://bit.ly/1Ekt0DO

Charter School News:

KSL: ‘Explosive’ growth at Utah charter schools http://bit.ly/10Lfxb7
Sun Sentinel: Lawmakers press to tighten rules for charter schools http://bit.ly/1uVHET5
New York Post: Students’ test gains better in areas with more charter schools http://bit.ly/1wKExvQ
The New Journal: Parents, kids explore Delaware charter school options http://delonline.us/10Lg90s

Education Reform News: ​​

Daily Caller: Jindal Merges With Another Common Core Lawsuit http://bit.ly/1srdD69
Chalkbeat Indiana: New IPS board has big moves in mind http://bit.ly/1GHByc8
The Atlantic: Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education http://theatln.tc/1uVKyqO

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