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Boston Globe
Suffolk board sets Friday meeting on McKenna’s futureBesieged Suffolk University president Margaret McKenna met for four hours Wedne
Suffolk board sets Friday meeting on McKenna’s future
Boston Globe / Posted 11 hours ago
Besieged Suffolk University president Margaret McKenna met for four hours Wednesday with the college’s trustees chairman, Drew Meyer, in an effort to resolve their highly public dispute, as worries grew over the damage it is causing to the school’s... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards answers teachers' questions at town hall-style meetingGov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday night he aims to keep state aid for public s
Gov. John Bel Edwards answers teachers' questions at town hall-style meeting
The Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday night he aims to keep state aid for public schools at current levels amid Louisiana’s budget crisis. Edwards’ comments mark his most definitive statement on the issue since some education officials started sounding... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuitGov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit cha
Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit
The Advocate / Posted 22 hours ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by... Read more
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The Houma Courier
New governor scraps Jindal's lawsuit against feds over Common CoreEdwards' predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the federal lawsuit in 201
New governor scraps Jindal's lawsuit against feds over Common Core
The Houma Courier / Posted 23 hours ago
Edwards' predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the federal lawsuit in 2014, as he was readying his failed bid for the GOP presidential nomination and as the multistate math and English standards drew increasing ire from conservatives. Jindal... Read more
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The Daily Comet
New governor scraps Jindal's lawsuit against feds over Common CoreEdwards' predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the federal lawsuit in 201
New governor scraps Jindal's lawsuit against feds over Common Core
The Daily Comet / Posted yesterday
Edwards' predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the federal lawsuit in 2014, as he was readying his failed bid for the GOP presidential nomination and as the multistate math and English standards drew increasing ire from conservatives. Jindal... Read more
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The Advocate
In visit to New Orleans school, Jindal urges support for program deemed one of his defining legaciesIf it was a bit of a surprise that Gov. Bobby Jindal would pick New Orleans, a
In visit to New Orleans school, Jindal urges support for program deemed one of his defining legacies
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
If it was a bit of a surprise that Gov. Bobby Jindal would pick New Orleans, a place where he never found much electoral support, as one of the first stops on his farewell tour of the state, it certainly was no accident he wound up Tuesday at St.... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governorBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is end
Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governor
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted yesterday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards. Edwards' predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuitGov. John Bel Edwards has directed the state to drop a federal lawsuit challeng
Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Gov. John Bel Edwards has directed the state to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $375,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge with the law... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana predictions for 2016 ... major Senate showdown plus big John Bel Edwards promisesThis time last year, I never would have predicted that U.S. Sen. David Vitter,
Louisiana predictions for 2016 ... major Senate showdown plus big John Bel Edwards promises
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
This time last year, I never would have predicted that U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who’s always found a way to win, would implode. I also didn’t think that a little-known, populist but socially conservative Democrat from Amite would be a stronger... Read more
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The Advocate
New governor, education board need to get alongIf you have been triumphantly elected governor of Louisiana with 56 percent of
New governor, education board need to get along
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
If you have been triumphantly elected governor of Louisiana with 56 percent of the vote, you can do almost anything, right? Not exactly. You have to have the votes. While many are aware of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ need to find common ground with the... Read more
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The Advocate
Detente over schoolsIf you have been triumphantly elected governor of Louisiana with 56 percent of
Detente over schools
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
If you have been triumphantly elected governor of Louisiana with 56 percent of the vote, you can do almost anything, right? Not exactly. You have to have the votes. While many are aware of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ need to find common ground with the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Panel approves common core revisionsNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on a state panel's work to revise the Common Core
Panel approves common core revisions
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on a state panel's work to revise the Common Core standards (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A panel of Louisiana educators has voted to recommend a package of revisions to the Common Core education standards. Approval... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Draft of Common Core revisions up for panel voteNEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state panel formed to review the Common Core education sta
Draft of Common Core revisions up for panel vote
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state panel formed to review the Common Core education standards is expected soon to vote on a draft of proposed changes. The standards committee meets Tuesday in New Orleans. The panel was formed by the Legislature last year... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Draft of Common Core revisions up for panel voteNEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state panel formed to review the Common Core education sta
Draft of Common Core revisions up for panel vote
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state panel formed to review the Common Core education standards is expected soon to vote on a draft of proposed changes. The standards committee meets Tuesday in New Orleans. The panel was formed by the Legislature last year... Read more
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The Advocate
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators sayEducators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators say
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Educators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one in five be changed, leaders of the effort said Monday. The reviews, which stem from a law enacted last year, is being done by three subcommittees. A fourth group, called... Read more
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The Advocate
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators sayEducators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators say
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Educators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one in five be changed, leaders of the effort said Monday. The reviews, which stem from a law enacted last year, is being done by three subcommittees. A fourth group, called... Read more
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The Advocate
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators sayEducators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators say
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Educators reviewing the Common Core academic standards will recommend that one in five be changed, leaders of the effort said Monday. The reviews, which stem from a law enacted last year, is being done by three subcommittees. A fourth group, called... Read more
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The Advocate
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators sayEducators and others reviewing the Common Core academic standards are recommend
1 in 5 Common Core standards should be changed, educators say
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Educators and others reviewing the Common Core academic standards are recommending that about one in five be changed, officials said Monday morning. The reviews, which stem from a law enacted last year, is being done by three subcommittees. The... Read more
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The Advocate
Fewer math, writing standards needed, Common Core review panels sayFewer writing and math standards are among the initial recommendations of three
Fewer math, writing standards needed, Common Core review panels say
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Fewer writing and math standards are among the initial recommendations of three panels reviewing the Common Core academic benchmarks. The suggestions are in the first of two drafts before a 26-member panel called the Standards Review Committee... Read more
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The Advocate
In new spat, some backers think 'Common Core' term is outdated, say phrase is politically radioactiveIn the always contentious world of Common Core, there is yet another dispute —
In new spat, some backers think 'Common Core' term is outdated, say phrase is politically radioactive
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
In the always contentious world of Common Core, there is yet another dispute — whether the term itself should be retired. Some backers of the standards say that, because the academic benchmarks are being reviewed and about to get a Louisiana imprint... Read more
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The Advocate
Common Core test results shows state well short of goal of having students ‘fully ready’ for higher educationIn the first Common Core test results, Louisiana students scored well below the
Common Core test results shows state well short of goal of having students ‘fully ready’ for higher education
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
In the first Common Core test results, Louisiana students scored well below the state’s long-range achievement goals. However, state Superintendent of Education John White told reporters Monday that the results are in line with how students fared on... Read more
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The Advocate
One year after first Common Core exams, this year’s tests sparking little heatNearly one year after Common Core tests sparked statewide controversy, this yea
One year after first Common Core exams, this year’s tests sparking little heat
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Nearly one year after Common Core tests sparked statewide controversy, this year’s version is being rolled out with little fanfare and few arguments. “I think all the hype and stuff like that has kind of died off,” said Michael Faulk, superintendent... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments unveiledRepublican Rep. Cameron Henry was one of two New Orleans-area representatives n
House committee assignments unveiled
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Republican Rep. Cameron Henry was one of two New Orleans-area representatives named Thursday evening to lead the Louisiana Legislature’s powerful money committees that will decide how the state’s deficit-ridden budget will be balanced. Henry, of... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments unveiledRepublican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named
House committee assignments unveiled
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Republican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named Thursday evening to lead the Louisiana Legislature’s powerful money committees that will decide how the state’s deficit-ridden budget will be balanced. Henry, of... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee assignments unveiledRepublican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named
House committee assignments unveiled
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Republican Rep. Cameron Henry was of two New Orleans-area representatives named Thursday evening to lead the Louisiana Legislature’s top money committees that will decide how the state’s deficit-ridden budget will be balanced. Henry will lead the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings
Lowell Sun / Posted 9 days ago
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all Massachusetts educators were expected to participate in a new evaluation system, around 86 percent of... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
State board revokes Dorchester school's charterBOSTON - In an emotionally charged meeting in a gymnasium filled with parents a
State board revokes Dorchester school's charter
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
BOSTON - In an emotionally charged meeting in a gymnasium filled with parents and bureaucrats, the state's education board voted narrowly on Tuesday to revoke the charter of Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School.It appeared Commissioner of... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
State board votes to take over Southbridge schools Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM BOSTON – The state Board of Elementary and
State board votes to take over Southbridge schools
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM BOSTON – The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education endorsed state Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester’s recommendation to deem Southbridge a Level 5... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
86% of Massachusetts teachers “proficient,” 10% “exemplary”BOSTON (State House News Service) – In the first year that all Massachusetts ed
86% of Massachusetts teachers “proficient,” 10% “exemplary”
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (State House News Service) – In the first year that all Massachusetts educators were expected to participate in a new evaluation system, around 86 percent of the state’s teachers, principals and administrators earned the rank of “proficient”... Read more
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The Advocate
Istrouma High reopening may be delayed; superintendent unsure can meet August openingLess than two weeks after regaining control, East Baton Rouge Parish schools Su
Istrouma High reopening may be delayed; superintendent unsure can meet August opening
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Less than two weeks after regaining control, East Baton Rouge Parish schools Superintendent Warren Drake is questioning whether it makes sense to try to reopen Istrouma High School by August, saying there might not be enough time. “We don’t want to... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
At emotional hearing on Southbridge schools, some urge state takeover Posted Jan. 25, 2016 at 10:49 PM SOUTHBRIDGE – Parent and local businessman
At emotional hearing on Southbridge schools, some urge state takeover
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jan. 25, 2016 at 10:49 PM SOUTHBRIDGE – Parent and local businessman Joseph Daou asked the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Monday not to take control... Read more
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The Advocate
Istrouma High reopening may be delayed; superintendent unsure can meet August openingLess than two weeks after regaining control, East Baton Rouge Parish School Sup
Istrouma High reopening may be delayed; superintendent unsure can meet August opening
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Less than two weeks after regaining control, East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Warren Drake is questioning whether it makes sense to try to reopen Istrouma High School by August, saying there might not be enough time. “We don’t want to... Read more
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The Advocate
There are too many challenges for Louisiana’s next governor to get distracted by the pastBarack Obama. Mitch Landrieu. Bobby Jindal. What do these three politicians ha
There are too many challenges for Louisiana’s next governor to get distracted by the past
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
Barack Obama. Mitch Landrieu. Bobby Jindal. What do these three politicians have in common, other than a healthier-than-average level of personal ambition? That’s easy. None of their names appeared on Saturday’s primary ballot for governor, and... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Thibodaux High student appointed to state education board

When Andrew Benoit-Naquin was on his way over to Pineville High School Jan 1

Thibodaux High student appointed to state education board
The Daily Comet / Posted 11 days ago

When Andrew Benoit-Naquin was on his way over to Pineville High School Jan 17, he was nervous.

The 17-year-old junior at Thibodaux High School had spent the better part of the last six months working toward this moment.

In front of... Read more

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The Houma Courier
Thibodaux High student appointed to state education boardAndrew Benoit-Naquin, 17, was recently appointed to the state Board of Elementa
Thibodaux High student appointed to state education board
The Houma Courier / Posted 11 days ago
Andrew Benoit-Naquin, 17, was recently appointed to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.HoumaToday.comJanuary 24, 2016 5:55 PM

When Andrew Benoit-Naquin was on his way over to Pineville High School Jan 17, he was nervous.... Read more

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ABC 6 Providence
State education board has 3 upcoming meetingsBOSTON (AP) - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has three meeting
State education board has 3 upcoming meetings
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 11 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has three meetings coming up. The board on Monday will hold a special meeting in Southbridge to hear from the community about placing the town's school system in state control.... Read more
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The Advocate
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cuttingLouisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grant
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cutting
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Louisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grants to private schools and the parents who send their kids to them. For years, legislative attempts to redirect some of that public money from private and parochial schools... Read more
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The Advocate
West Baton Rouge school system taking lead in latest fight over funds lost to charter schoolsThe West Baton Rouge Parish school system is looking to lead the charge in the
West Baton Rouge school system taking lead in latest fight over funds lost to charter schools
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
The West Baton Rouge Parish school system is looking to lead the charge in the latest battle over the amount of local and state tax dollars the Louisiana Department of Education pumps into charter schools annually. The school district is doing so... Read more
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The Advocate
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cuttingLouisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grant
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cutting
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Louisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grants to private schools and the parents who send their kids to them. For years legislative attempts to redirect some of that public money from private and parochial schools... Read more
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The Advocate
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cuttingLouisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grant
Breaks for private school parents could be on the line for budget cutting
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Louisiana taxpayers give $103 million annually in tax breaks and outright grants to private schools and the parents who send their kids to them. For years legislative attempts to redirect some of that public money from private and parochial schools... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woesEducation leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woes
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Education leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid in decades because of Louisiana’s budget crisis. Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, said standstill funding for schools is a... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woesEducation leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woes
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Education leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid in decades because of Louisiana’s budget crisis. Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, said standstill funding for schools is a... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woesEducation leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid
Louisiana public schools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woes
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Education leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid in decades because of Louisiana’s budget crisis. Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, said standstill funding for schools is a... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate committee shelves public school aid plan, leaving next step uncertainIn a surprise move, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday shelve
Louisiana Senate committee shelves public school aid plan, leaving next step uncertain
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
In a surprise move, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday shelved a plan to boost state aid to public schools by nearly $85 million. After the hearing, officials said the legislation appears, at least in part, to be a casualty of... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana public shools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woesEducation leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid
Louisiana public shools fear cuts in state aid amid current budget woes
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Education leaders are worried public schools face their first cut in state aid in decades because of Louisiana’s budget crisis. Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, said standstill funding for schools is a... Read more
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The Advocate
After Louisiana public school grades released, John White: Bar about to rise, 'will no doubt pose a challenge'While the spread of public school letter grades is in a state-ordered holding p
After Louisiana public school grades released, John White: Bar about to rise, 'will no doubt pose a challenge'
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
While the spread of public school letter grades is in a state-ordered holding pattern, it will soon be harder for schools and districts to earn top marks, state Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday. White made his comments during a... Read more
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The Advocate
Cumbersome Louisiana Common Core review process leaves parents frustratedCROWLEY — Carla and Carl Hebert, with two daughters and a granddaughter in tow,
Cumbersome Louisiana Common Core review process leaves parents frustrated
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
CROWLEY — Carla and Carl Hebert, with two daughters and a granddaughter in tow, made the hourlong drive from their home in Lake Charles in October to watch a panel of Louisiana educators transform the controversial national Common Core standards into... Read more
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The Advocate
Cumbersome Louisiana Common Core review process leaves parents frustratedCROWLEY — Carla and Carl Hebert, with two daughters and a granddaughter in tow,
Cumbersome Louisiana Common Core review process leaves parents frustrated
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
CROWLEY — Carla and Carl Hebert, with two daughters and a granddaughter in tow, made the hourlong drive from their home in Lake Charles in October to watch a panel of Louisiana educators transform the controversial national Common Core standards into... Read more
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The Advocate
Despite earlier comments, governor stands down on bid to replace Education Superintendent John WhiteGov. John Bel Edwards is putting off his vow to try to replace state Superinten
Despite earlier comments, governor stands down on bid to replace Education Superintendent John White
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards is putting off his vow to try to replace state Superintendent of Education John White, officials familiar with the situation said. “I have no intention of allowing John White, who isn’t qualified to be a middle school... Read more
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Boston Herald
Heslam: School may lose charter despite valiant effortsRashan Marcano used to dread getting up in the morning for school, but that was
Heslam: School may lose charter despite valiant efforts
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Rashan Marcano used to dread getting up in the morning for school, but that was before she started attending Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School. The shy 11-year-old was failing classes, being bullied and hated speaking in class. Then,... Read more
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