La. Common Core review committee wrapping up its suggestions
BATON ROUGE - A review panel that was formed last year in response to the controversy over the Common Core education standards is nearing the end of its work.
Formed by state lawmakers, the standards review committee meets Tuesday in New Orleans to make final decisions on which English and math benchmarks should be kept, tossed or tweaked.
About 100 educators, broken into subject matter subcommittees, spent about six months on the work. They're recommending 18 percent of English standards be changed across grades and 26 percent of math standards.
Regina Sanford, a St. Tammany Parish schools assistant superintendent and chair of the review committee, says the standards being proposed fit the needs of Louisiana's students.
If approved Tuesday, the reworked standards would go to the state education board for consideration in March.
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