Cassidy and Kennedy vote for DeVos for US Education Secretary, but debate continues
Posted on 2/7/2017 1:34:00 PM.

Louisiana U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy were among the 51 who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education today. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children, Ann Duplessis, says as a proponent of school choice and vouchers for low-income students DeVos will bring a welcomed change to the education system.
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Application period begins for Louisiana Scholarship Program
Posted on 1/10/2017 12:23:00 PM.

Today is the start of the application period for the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which pays for low-income students at a “C” “D” or “F” graded public school to attend a private school. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children, Ann Duplessis, says 6,500 students currently receive taxpayer funded vouchers.
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With cuts to the voucher program, many students left on waiting list for private schools
Posted on 7/29/2016 12:04:00 PM.

As the new school year is right around the corner, about one in three students who thought they would receive a voucher to attend a private school are now on a waiting list. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says it’s very devastating to these families. She says over 400 young people who anticipated being placed in a private school have now been told a week before school starts, they won’t have a spot.
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LFC accuses Gov. Edwards of slashing voucher program; Edwards says not true
Posted on 4/26/2016 1:26:00 PM.

A pro-voucher group, the Louisiana Federation for Children, releases an ad today that features parents accusing Governor John Bel Edwards of breaking campaign promises by cutting the Louisiana Scholarship Program. LFC President Ann Duplessis says fewer children will receive vouchers to attend private or parochial schools based on the governor’s proposed budget.
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Study: Students using voucher program aren't performing well
Posted on 2/23/2016 1:25:00 PM.

A report out of Tulane University finds that students in Louisiana’s voucher program end up scoring drastically lower math. But President of the Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says we have to put the study into context because all of these students were attending failing and under-performing schools.
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Education department begins accepting application for school voucher program today
Posted on 1/19/2016 3:34:00 AM.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education begins accepting applications for the Louisiana Scholarship Program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Louisiana Federation for Children President Ann Duplesis says approximately 7,100 students are currently participating in the program.  
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Survey: 91 percent of parents approve of La Scholarship Program
Posted on 7/1/2015 2:52:00 AM.
A recent survey finds that 91 percent of those parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program are satisfied with their child's scholarship school. The scholarship program assists children from low-income families in choosing the school that best fits their needs. President of Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says the program also benefits students' personal and social lives.
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Application period opens for Louisiana Voucher Program
Posted on 1/12/2015 4:52:00 PM.
Louisiana's scholarship program, also known as the voucher program, is now accepting applications from low-income families who wish to have their child attend a private school of their choice with the use of state dollars.
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44 percent of voucher students now at "basic" achievement level
Posted on 11/4/2014 7:55:00 AM.
According to the state department of education, 44-percent of voucher students reached a “basic” achievement level on standardized tests last year. That’s up from 42-percent the year before. 
 

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Most parents who are involved in the state's voucher program are pleased
Posted on 4/23/2014 4:34:00 AM.
A survey released by two pro voucher groups shows 92-percent of the parents who have children participating in the state's voucher program are satisfied and happy with their child's academic progress. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children, Ann Duplessis, says the survey sends a strong message to those who oppose vouchers.
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