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Louisiana Lawmakers Strike Preliminary Deal Over Common Core

A deal worked out by several lawmakers in the Louisiana legislature would leave the Common Core State Standards in place, give the state school board the authority to develop new standards, and give state lawmakers and the governor the prerogative to reject standards proposed by the state board.__According to a fact sheet distributed by the Louisiana education department, the agreement worked out by legislators would also require the state to use an assessment, beginning in 2015-16, in which only a minority of questions can come from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the federally funded test aligned to the common core.