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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.

November 03, 2014

School Vouchers: Indiana Enrollment Soars, Achievement Drags in Louisiana

The number of Indiana schoolchildren using vouchers has jumped this year. Meanwhile, Louisiana education department numbers released Monday show that fewer than half of voucher students who took state assessment tests passed.

November 03, 2014

No Online Common-Core Tests in Louisiana This Year, State Decides

In addition to the paper-only announcement, Superintendent John White also said the English/language arts portion of the test for students in grades 3-8 would be shortened.

October 16, 2014

Teacher-Tenure Law in Louisiana Upheld by State's Highest Court

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state law changing teacher tenure and evaluations approved in 2012 is constitutional, after a challenge by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding

A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

September 30, 2014

Common Core Heats Up Louisiana Senate Race

Candidates debate the Common Core State Standards in a three-way race for Senate in Louisiana.

September 26, 2014

Report: Greater Links Needed Between Louisiana Schools, Teacher Prep Programs

Half of Louisiana's public school teachers with one to five years of experience say they weren't adequately prepared for the realities of full-time teaching in their first year,

September 12, 2014

Georgia's Governor Draws Inspiration From Louisiana Charter School Model

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.

August 27, 2014

Obama Administration's Education Policies at the Heart of New Lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them.

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