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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.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

May 13, 2014

Drawing a Line on Common Core

Klonsky: While you and I share a healthy suspicion of government programs and share a strong opposition to NCLB and Race To The Top, I'm not against government.

May 05, 2014

The Common-Core Testing Environment Gets More Complicated

The national testing environment continues to get more complicated, and the push against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers continues in Louisiana.

April 30, 2014

Two States Making Moves to Delay Accountability in Common-Core Era

Florida and Louisiana are at different stages of reconsidering their school accountability systems as they transition to new standards and tests.

April 15, 2014

Louisiana Officials Squabble Over Fate of PARCC Tests

As in South Carolina, Louisiana is experiencing a dispute between state officials over whether PARCC tests should be given to students.

April 09, 2014

Louisiana Must Report Voucher Data to the U.S., Judge Rules

In a long-running dispute, a federal judge has ordered Louisiana to provide annual data to the federal government on the students participating in the state's private school voucher program.

April 03, 2014

Bill Challenging Common Core Rejected by Louisiana Lawmakers

A bill that would have required Louisiana to develop new standards to replace its adoption of the common core died in the House of Representatives.

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