Louisiana board offers new school testing proposal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The leaders of Louisiana's top school board offered a new compromise proposal Wednesday to Gov. Bobby Jindal in the ongoing disagreement over Common Core education standards.

The officers of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed to have the Department of Education solicit new bids for standardized testing services in public schools, though they said that testing would have to align with "nationally recognized standards."

They called it their final offer ahead of a Thursday meeting between the Republican governor and Education Superintendent John White over how to handle testing in the upcoming school year.

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