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July 22, 2014

Lawsuit Attacks Louisiana Governor Over Common-Core Testing

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit targeting Gov. Bobby Jindal say the GOP governor is improperly attempting to usurp power by blocking the state's common-core testing contract.

July 21, 2014

New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

The 17 state legislators who are plaintiffs in the legal complaint allege state law regarding public notice wasn't followed by the state school board.

July 18, 2014

Louisiana Schools Stare Into Common-Core Testing Abyss as Officials Clash

A July 17 discussion between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White failed to break a political and policy disagreement over common-core testing.

July 17, 2014

Review of Common Core, Federal Role in Standards Sought by Utah Gov. Herbert

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced July 17 that he wants more information about the common core and for the public to review the standards.

July 14, 2014

Despite Challenges, La. Private School Voucher Program Is Growing

Louisiana's school voucher program has grown by 30 percent since it expanded statewide in 2012.

July 10, 2014

Demand Grows for Private School Vouchers in Louisiana

Despite recent legal challenges, Louisiana's school voucher program is growing.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana State Board Members: Drop the PARCC Test, But Use PARCC Test Items

To break a political logjam, three Louisiana state board members have proposed using a hybrid of the state's current test and PARCC for the 2014-15 school year.

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

June 19, 2014

Common Core Caught in Tractor Beam of Presidential Politics for Some Governors

How is the 2016 presidential campaign affecting, and not affecting, support for the common core among Republican governors?

June 18, 2014

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Declares State Dumping Common Core, PARCC Tests

Louisiana's governor wants the state to "develop our own standards and our own tests," but he will likely have a fight on his hands with the state schools' chief and board still backing the common core.

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