New version of LA's Common Core expected by February

New version of LA's Common Core expected by February

BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) - New standards for Louisiana's educational system could be right around the corner.

The new version of the state's controversial Common Core standards should be set by February, Louisiana's education chief says.

That news from Louisiana Education Superintendent John White comes the same week a judge threw out Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to block the feds from fining the state for opting out of Common Core.

"Let the teachers do their jobs," White says. "What's important now is that we trust the educators to review the standards, to develop them and to create Louisiana students' standards. That's what the Common Core compromise was about during the legislative session. It's important that we let the educators do that work."

Educators will collect public opinions in meetings throughout the state, White says.

And they expect to have new Louisiana standards ready in time for testing this spring.

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