BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state school board is considering a two-year delay for some consequences tied to the phase-in of more rigorous educational standards, called Common Core, at public schools.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is scheduled Tuesday to vote on changes proposed by Education Superintendent John White.
White is suggesting the raising of accountability standards — like grading of students, schools and teachers — to match the Common Core shouldn't start until 2015, with a slow adjustment to toughen the school grades set to phase in through 2025.
The Common Core standards are a tougher set of grade-level benchmarks adopted by most states for what students should learn in reading, writing and math. White's recommendations are designed to lessen criticism of the standards by lawmakers, parents and teacher unions.