Common Core revisions OKd by state education board
NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana's education board has approved Louisiana-specific revisions to the multi-state Common Core standards for math and English.
Friday's 10-1 vote in Baton Rouge by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approves changes adopted last month in New Orleans by an advisory panel. That panel was assembled as a result of a legislative compromise last year between opponents and supporters of the standards.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and legislators still have to review the standards. Officials have summarized the proposal by saying 18 percent of the English standards would be changed, and 26 percent of math standards.
Those changes, supporters said, are aimed at making the standards more age- and grade-appropriate. They also are meant to provide more clarity for teachers and students.