Louisiana Education Headlines

Nichols, Roemer disagree on Common Core lawyer request

Sparking new disagreements, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Thursday she needs more information on the state school board’s request to hire special legal counsel in the battle over Common Core. In a letter to state Superintendent of Education John… Read More

Lawsuit seeks to undo governor’s orders on testing

BATON ROUGE — A group of teachers, parents and a charter school management organization filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that Gov. Bobby Jindal reached beyond his authority in interfering with the Department of Education’s ability to contract with a testing… Read More

Pro-Common Core lawsuit filed in BR

One day after Common Core opponents went to court, a group of parents and teachers launched their own lawsuit Tuesday and accused Gov. Bobby Jindal of illegally trying to derail the academic standards and companion tests. “The governor has effectively… Read More

In Common Core fight, BESE’s role is to set academic standards: Editorial

Gov. Bobby Jindal keeps saying he merely wants Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adhere to strict contracting standards for purchasing new student tests for the upcoming school year. But what he really wants to do is control… Read More

Louisiana education leaders propose compromise

BATON ROUGE — The leadership of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and state Education Superintendent John White are awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s response to a proposed compromise they hope eases recent tension over testing students. In a… Read More

Jindal sides with unions on Common Core fight

Just two years ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal was aligned with business, education and other groups in his push to overhaul public schools. He made teacher unions one of the focal points of his criticism. Now Jindal is generally aligned with… Read More

On Common Core, BESE is right to fight: Editorial

Gov. Bobby Jindal is so intent on shutting down testing for the new Common Core academic standards that he won't let Superintendent John White or the state school board buy more than a few laptops at a time on their… Read More

New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in August. Meanwhile, four more schools, including Belaire and Woodlawn high schools, are… Read More

New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in August. Meanwhile, four more schools, including Belaire and Woodlawn high schools, are… Read More

Possible legal action on revised BESE agenda

Louisiana’s top School Board next week will consider the hiring of special legal counsel in its bid to press ahead with Common Core test plans, according to a revised agenda issued on Friday. The issue could be the first step… Read More

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