The state plans to double its ranks of educator leaders to help colleagues prepare for the national academic standards called Common Core, state Superintendent of Education John White said Wednesday.
The aid and other steps come amid criticism that the state Department of Education is not doing enough to assist local districts preparing for the standards, which take full effect for the 2014-15 school year.
White said the additional training and other help builds on state aid that began two years ago.
Common Core is a set of standards in reading, writing and math.
Louisiana is one of 45 states that have adopted the classroom goals.