Superintendent John White has told lawmakers that Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget cut would undermine the state's testing program and cause "chaos" for the state's public schools.
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April 09, 2015
March 30, 2015
On March 30, District Court Judge Tim Kelley dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the state school board violated Louisiana law in adopting the common core.
March 06, 2015
The superintendent, who would answer directly to the governor, could turn those schools over to charter operators, shut them down, or change the management.
February 26, 2015
U.S. District Court Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled that Jindal proved to the court's satisfaction that he had a right to sue the federal government over the common core.
February 05, 2015
In his speech to a conservative group in Washington, the Louisiana Republican said, "I have more confidence in the moms in this room than any collection of bureaucrats."
January 30, 2015
Jindal's Jan. 30 executive order is the latest step in the ongoing battle the Louisiana governor has waged against the standards and tests.
January 21, 2015
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
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
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
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.