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Governors Skirt ‘Radioactive’ Common Core Issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

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BESE Meets in Special Session Tuesday to Talk About Common Core

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meets Tuesday in special session to talk about the future of Common Core.

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Gov. Jindal: Summer Testing Scores Won’t Be Delayed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says there shouldn't be delays in scoring standardized tests taken by some public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders this summer.

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Gov. Jindal Seeks to Block Common Core Test

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order requiring competitive bidding for public school standardized tests, an apparent attempt to derail Louisiana's use of tests linked to Common Core education standards.

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Republicans Fight Over Common Core Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What began as a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools has become a political firestorm, particularly among Republicans.

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Jindal Draws Criticism for Vagueness on Common Core Position

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nonpartisan organization that supports Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards says Gov. Bobby Jindal has been too vague in his position about the toughened standards.

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Shreveport-Bossier Area Parents Protest Common Core

Some area parents kept their kids out of school today to protest Common Core.

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