Common Core en Insight: Why Does Everyone in Louisiana Seem to be Up in Arms Over Common Core? <div>On Wednesday, Louisiana’s capitol building was full to the gills with people representing all sides of the debate over the Common Core state standards.</div><div>&#160;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Associated Press Capitol Correspondent Melinda </span>Deslatte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> helps explain all the hubbub.</span></div><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">&#160;<a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><div>&#160;</div><div> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 57742 at Contending Over Common Core <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p><a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p>House Education Committee members worked into the night Wednesday, taking testimony on bills that would halt or slow implementation of Common Core state standards and the accompanying standardized tests.<p>Louisiana is one of 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, that signed onto Common Core. The state is also one of 17 in a consortium using the PARCC tests to evaluate student progress on the new standards. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:01:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57643 at Parents Mobilizing Over Common Core <a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Bill Feig / The Advocate" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>Whether you love it--like Vera Collins of Jefferson Parish, who says, “Louisiana’s Common Core State Standards is vital to making the dream a reality”—or hate it, like Ralph Roshto of Lacombe, who says, “Supporting Common Core is like a chicken supporting Colonel Sanders,”—Common Core is driving parents to the state capitol in droves.<p>But just what is this education issue that’s polarizing Louisiana moms and dads? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 56678 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 Parents Have Uncommon Trouble Helping With Common Core Homework <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Common Core standards teach classroom fundamentals in new ways, with a goal of deeper understanding. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:43:36 +0000 Eve Troeh 48359 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 Common Core Standards Under Fire As Teachers Implement Changes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Political tempers have flared in Louisiana surrounding the Common Core standards. Adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, the guidelines change the way some subjects are taught, and aim to better measure how students are performing on a national level.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:43:44 +0000 Eve Troeh 44966 at State, Federal Education Philosophies Mismatch Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;a meeting of higher</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>education<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;officials Wednesday.</span><a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:33:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 44799 at Team to aid districts with curriculum, evaluation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Five people have been appointed to a state Department of Education team to help Louisiana school districts implement new education standards and a teacher evaluation system.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:34:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15431 at