Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AFC teams up with local partners to educate parents on education options in Indianapolis

By Lindsey Rust, national director of implementation for AFC

Last night, the American Federation for Children partnered with the Indianapolis Urban League to host a workshop to give parents information about the educational choice programs and options available in their community. The event featured presenters from three Indianapolis area schools as well as the Institute for Quality Education and GreatSchools.

Dozens of parents and children braved the weather and turned out to the Concord/Eagle Creek Neighborhood Center, on the city’s west side, to learn how to apply for programs and hear from participating schools including the Avondale Meadows Academy, Flanner House Elementary School and The Oaks Academy. School representatives discussed the enrollment process, curriculum and provided parents with resources to assist with academic planning for their children.

04.30.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
@APESF: Learn more about how the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credits work: http://apesf.org/for-parents/  #schoolchoice #taxcredits #privateschool

Arizona School Choice
Arizona Daily Star: Notre Dame visits three 'thriving' Tucson schools on national bus tour

04.30.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
@kimkober: It's time to make our voices heard- let Congress know why YOU support #charterschools  #schoolchoice #edchat

Florida School Choice
Tallahassee.com: Michael McShane: Don't blame vouchers for poor science instruction

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

04.29.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
@smarick: Former DC union leader now supports vouchers: My opposition prioritized adults over kids. http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/04/24/union-leaders-about-face-on-school-choice/ … @edchoice @educationgadfly

American Federation for Children
GOV. BOBBY JINDAL TO JOIN AFC AT NATIONAL POLICY SUMMIT NEXT MONTH

04.29.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
@GOPLeader: Expanding education opportunity through #SchoolChoice gives every kid a shot at a good education.

Arizona School Choice
Arizona Daily Star: Frank Scerbo and Nancy Darling Walbert: Parents can be trusted to choose best education for their kids

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

04.24.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
@cmsandefur: ARIZONA LAWMAKERS, GOVERNOR APPROVE EXPANSION OF FIRST-IN-THE-NATION SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM http://ow.ly/w7OKm 

American Federation for Children
DR. STEVE PERRY TO GIVE KEYNOTE SPEECH AT AFC NATIONAL POLICY SUMMIT

04.24.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@PEFNC: Parents #schoolchoice stories have thousands of views on YouTube. It's time for our legislators to watch them too! http://a.p2a.co/HO9BmiO 

Arizona School Choice
The Republic: Arizona school voucher program is expanded

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

04.23.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
‪@SenRandPaul: Best part of the event-- parent/ student panel. Success for our children is what it's about. #SchoolChoice pic.twitter.com/ZQ4DIY0Ip7

Florida School Choice
WFSU: Corporate Tax 'Voucher' Expansion Proposal Gets Second Wind With Senate Revival

04.23.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@AmeliaHammy: Looking forward to hearing @SenRandPaul today! Let’s get some #schoolchoice going!

Florida School Choice
The Gainesville Sun: School voucher proposal gets new life

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

04.22.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
‪@BobbyJindalIt shows our scholarship program is working and helping students get out of failing and underperforming schools http://tinyurl.com/n3z9w58 

American Federation for Children
KANSAS BECOMES 19TH SCHOOL CHOICE STATE, 40TH PROGRAM

AFC ANNOUNCES DR. SUGATA MITRA AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NATIONAL POLICY SUMMIT

More Than 90 Percent of Parents Approve of Louisiana Scholarship Program

04.22.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@ExcelinEd: ICYMI: Last night- Kansas @GovSamBrownback signed #EdReform legislation allowing #SchoolChoice opportunities

Arizona School Choice
Watchdog: Arizona expands school choice program

Thursday, April 17, 2014

04.17.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition



Tweet of the morning
@RebeccaSibilia: Indeed! RT @ericlerum: Now this is interesting. @SenWarren thinks public ed system needs a shock. #schoolchoice http://bit.ly/1te6ZEd

American Federation for Children
Ariz. Legislature passes bill allowing small businesses to provide scholarships for low-income children

Arizona School Choice
Wall Street Journal: Schooling on a 'Debit Card'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

04.16.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
@LaurenBouton: School Choice is proving to be a big success in IN. thanks to legislators like @RepWesco Check out the enrollment http://bit.ly/1mdIqmz 

School Choice
Heartland: Regulations Threaten Choice

04.16.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
@PEFNC: "We don't have the economic advantage others have but we still want access to great schools"http://a.p2a.co/Charlene  pic.twitter.com/H629fehnLx

Vouchers – Arizona
Deseret News: Arizona voucher programs expanding, picking up steam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

04.15.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
‪@kevjunior5: we need #schoolchoice advocates to stand up and fight for our children @PEFNC @ncpudgy #oneof4500 ‪#tcot ‪#ncpol #SayItLoud

Vouchers – Tennessee
The Republic: Tennessee Gov. Haslam's school voucher proposal fails; 2nd year measure hasn't passed

04.15.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@donaldbryson: 4,500 NC families applied for Opportunity Scholarships, but were denied by special interests - http://youtu.be/YzEs1t6hDsA  #NCGA #schoolchoice

Vouchers – North Carolina
WRAL: Cooper, lawmakers split on how to pursue vouchers case

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

04.09.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
‪@SchoolChoiceOH: #Columbus mom: “I did not finish school & I want my kids to have the best in life” #schoolchoice #Parents ALWAYS want better for their kids

Vouchers – Florida
Associated Press: Fla. House rejects proposal to require students using vouchers to take public school tests

04.09.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@SaraSClements: Parent to PTA: "My lower socioeconomic status doesn't mean I don't know what's best for my children" ‪http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79857801/  #schoolchoice

American Federation for Children
FEDERAL JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF CHILDREN IN DOJ VOUCHER CASE

Vouchers – Louisiana
Politico: Court: Louisiana must report voucher data

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

04.08.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
‪@PEFNC: 4.5K applications received for Opportunity Scholarships. Watch #Oneof4500 stories of parents seeking ‪#edchoice ‪http://a.p2a.co/Denille 

American Federation for Children
redefinED: School Choice Yearbook highlights 39 programs within 19 states and D.C

04.08.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@BentOnSuccess: @RonMatus1 always! @StepUp4Students opened my eyes and really gave me the chance to understand how important school choice is.

American Federation for Children
WCTV: New Report: Florida's Voucher and Scholarship Programs Largest in Nation

Monday, April 7, 2014

04.07.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
 ‪@ExcelinEd#EdReform on the move in Kansas: ‪#SchoolChoice & more effective teachers in classrooms. A huge win for KS students http://bit.ly/1oHsgWT 

Vouchers – Louisiana
The Hayride: Eric Holder Gets Caught In A Lie About DOJ’s School Voucher Lawsuit

04.07.14 Daily News Clips – morning edition


Tweet of the morning
‪@redefinEDonline: No choice? Really? FL #schoolchoices'ships give low-income parents 1,425 choices; a response to FEA http://goo.gl/P4uBtI  #Sayfie #LegFL

American Federation for Children
Watchdog: Record enrollment in school-choice programs inspires advocates

FACT & FICTION: HOLDER FALSELY CLAIMS DOJ DID NOT ATTEMPT TO BLOCK LOUISIANA VOUCHER PROGRAM

Friday, April 4, 2014

04.04.14 Daily News Clips - afternoon edition


Tweet of the afternoon
@levesquepat: @schoolchoicenow report reaffirms @ExcelinEd guiding principle: all stdnts can & will learn if given right opprtnty http://bit.ly/1jbUt2K 

American Federation for Children
ALLIANCE FOR SCHOOL CHOICE RELEASES 2013-14 SCHOOL CHOICE YEARBOOK: HOPE, ACTION, RESULTS