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January 21, 2015

Why Private Schools Are Opting Out of Voucher Programs

Regulation and maintaining independence are the primary reasons private schools choose not to participate in voucher or tax-credit scholarship programs, according to a new report

January 20, 2015

Will Louisiana Charter Schools Have to Start Providing Transportation?

The state's department of education says all new charter schools should have to provide transportation, with existing charters eventually having to bus students as well.

January 16, 2015

Funds for Training Special Education Staff in Alternate Pathways Approved in La.

The state board of education approved $251,000 in funds to help train school-based teams of special education staff in creating new paths for promotion for students.

January 15, 2015

Louisiana Sets Aside $251K for Training on Special Education Grade Promotion Law

Individualized education program teams have the authority to create alternate grade progression and graduation standards for some students with disabilities, but the policy is proving challenging to enact.

December 18, 2014

Louisiana Struggles in Allowing IEP Teams to Create Diploma Pathways

A new law that went into effect earlier this year is proving challenging to implement as the 2014-15 school year reaches its halfway point, according to local reports.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 08, 2014

Louisiana Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver Extension

The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.

December 01, 2014

Missouri Must Stop Payments for Common-Core Test, Judge Orders

Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green issued the order on Nov. 25 as part of a court case brought by a group of Missourians who are challenging the state's membership in Smarter Balanced.

November 11, 2014

Common-Core Pushback: Keep Track of the Latest Information

Get the latest updates on pushback to the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana and elsewhere with two separate presentations on edweek.org

November 04, 2014

Live Election Coverage: U.S. Senate Races

Keep on top of the outcome in pivotal U.S. Senate races as the ballot results roll in Nov. 4 and throughout the following day.

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