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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.

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.

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