Louisiana two-million short on voucher funds
Posted on 3/17/2018 10:30:00 AM.

Louisiana is two million dollars short on its funding for voucher students this year. The money is appropriated every June, and covers the cost of state students to attend charter and private schools, instead of public schools.

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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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Louisiana Ed Superintendent proposes plan to get voucher students off waiting list
Posted on 8/12/2016 10:49:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
State Superintendent of Education John White is proposing a plan to lawmakers that would allow the voucher students that were placed on a waiting list, to go ahead and enroll in the nonpublic school. He says the schools would agree to accept a small payment of $100 from the state per child for the year.
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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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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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Federal challenge of LA's School Choice Act goes to court this week
Posted on 11/19/2013 5:42:00 PM.
Despite some reports early Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department was dropping its challenge of Louisiana's school voucher program, a federal judge says the case is still on and arguments begin this week. Education Superintendent John White says Justice officials continue to do everything they can to impair the School Choice Act.
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Jindal invites President Obama to visit a Louisiana voucher school
Posted on 9/30/2013 9:12:00 AM.
Governor Jindal wants President Obama to visit Louisiana and meet with parents who have children that received a taxpayer voucher to attend a private school.
Jindal sent a letter inviting President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to Louisiana and spend the day at a school that is teaching voucher students.
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Louisiana facing a lawsuit from the federal government over vouchers
Posted on 8/25/2013 2:29:00 PM.
The US Justice Department is seeking to stop Louisiana from  providing school vouchers in districts that are under desegregation  court orders.
The Justice Department has filed suit against the  state. In court documents, the federal government claims the  vouchers to nearly six-hundred public schools students has impeded  the desegregation process.
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