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Last bill in La. Common Core compromise wins final passage

2 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 09 2015 Jun 9, 2015 June 09, 2015 2:19 PM June 09, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have wrapped up work on a deal brokered over the Common Core education standards.

With a 99-0 vote Tuesday, the House sent the final bill of the three-bill compromise to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has indicated support. It was a quiet end to an issue that once threatened to cause controversy in the legislative session.

One of the compromise bills will set in motion a review of the multistate English and math standards with public meetings, legislative oversight and an up-or-down vote from Louisiana's next governor. Another will place limits on Louisiana's use of standardized testing material from a consortium aligned with Common Core.

Attention now shifts to the fall elections, when a new governor and state school board members will be selected who could sway the standards review.

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