Thursday, September 13, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Nearly 5,000 Students Enroll in Expanded Louisiana Voucher Program
The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that 4,944 students at nearly 120 schools are participating in the expanded Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence (SSEE) program in the 2012-13 school year.
More than 10,300 students applied for scholarships after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the statewide expansion into law earlier this year.
The program was originally created in 2008 for students from low-income families that attended failing schools in Orleans Parish. The legislature passed the statewide expansion of the program with strong bipartisan support earlier this year. The expanded program allowed students from low-income families that attended schools rated “C,’ “D,” or “F” to attend the school of their parents’ choice.
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- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice