Board of Elementary and Secondary Education en Board Of Ed. To Consider Suing Gov. Jindal Today <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting later this morning on the ongoing battle to adopt Common Coe education standards.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 65451 at State Education Superintendent: Elect or Appoint? <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>State Representative Joe Harrison of Houma wants the people to decide whether to elect the next state superintendent of education, or let the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education keep making that appointment. Harrison is the author of that constitutional amendment, now headed to the House floor.<p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 58610 at Student Data: Private Property or Shared Resource? <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p><a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Louisiana parents gave the House and Senate education committees an earful last week.<p>“There seems to be no effective safeguard in law to protect our children’s information from the whim and will of BESE and LDE,” said Sara Wood of Mandeville.<p>She was talking about data privacy. Seven bills have been filed this session, each trying to prohibit how much individual information about Louisiana students is shared—and with whom. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 56853 at Board Of Ed. Supports Delay In Shift To Tougher Common Core Standards <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's state school board has backed a two-year delay for some consequences tied to the phase-in of more rigorous educational standards, called Common Core, at public schools.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:02:25 +0000 The Associated Press 49344 at Board Of Education Hears Concerns About Common Core Standards <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Groups of parents, Tea Party supporters and teacher union leaders are asking the state&#39;s top school board to change course on the use of tougher educational standards called the Common Core.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:49:29 +0000 The Associated Press 46082 at Some Funds Slated For Districts To Go To 'Course Choice' The state's top school board has approved $2 million in financing to pay for students to take individual classes elsewhere if their public school is underperforming or doesn't offer a course they want.<p>The money for the "Course Choice" program will be drawn from a state <a href="" target="_blank">education trust fund</a> stemming from an old oil drilling settlement, including $1 million that had been slated for local districts. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:23:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 37766 at Board of Ed. To Consider Alternative Funding For 'Course Choice' State Supt. John White wants to <a href="$file/AF_7-1_8%28g%29_Program_And_Budget_2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">reallocate $2 million</a> from a state education trust fund to pilot the “Course Choice” program. The program will let students take individual classes elsewhere if their public school is underperforming or doesn’t offer the course they want. The state’s top school board will consider the alternative funding request Tuesday. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 37685 at Career Diploma Given Short Shrift Louisiana’s Department of Education is hosting a series of regional meetings this month to talk about simplifying the state’s high school diploma options.<p>The department is looking to put more emphasis on career training, after lawmakers’, employers’, and teachers’ repeated complaints that the state is too focused on sending kids on to college, instead of preparing them for real-world jobs.<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:32:00 +0000 editor 36810 at Senators Reject Delay of Teacher Evaluation, School Grading Changes Attempts to slow down parts of a public education overhaul have been quashed.<p>The Senate Education Committee opted Thursday not to take action on a bill that would have put off changes to the school grading system that take ACT results into account.<p>Rep. Kenny Havard, who authored the bill, said using the college entrance exam in performance score calculations will penalize schools where career-bound students opt not to prepare for or take the test. Thu, 30 May 2013 22:53:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 36432 at School Counselor, Librarian Mandates to Stand The state's top school board has dropped plans to do away with requirements for counselors and librarians at public schools.<p>The Dept. of Education had recommended the change as part of a continuing push to give more flexibility to local administrators. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:56:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 33418 at