he Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met Thursday in Baton Rouge. First item in the agenda was participation rates in common core testing. To date, there is no specific policy that says how to handle situations where students are pulled out of testing by their parents. No one even know who would be accountable for a student’s absence from testing. Steve Monaghan, of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, said, “We need to know who didn't take the test and how it could affect the results. It doesn't provide an answer, a clear answer in regard to guidance to parents or teachers in regard to the affect”. Schools are worried that overall school scores will be affected. Parents say that the decision whether or not their children will take part in this test should be left to them. Sara Woods, who pulled her child out of testing said, “The board should have the logic and reason to adjust all that hinges in this annual assessment. You don’tt acknowledge when a parent exercises their fundamental right to control their child's education, because if you did that it would reflect a respect for that authority and an acknowledgment of that right”. Stafford Olivia Palmieri, Assistant Chief of Staff of the Office of the Governor, said, “The parents here were very concerned. We saw that angst at the table today and there wasn't a heartening response from the board in responding to the to the parents concern”. The board of elementary and secondary education meets again on Friday.
Two major storms coated metropolitan Washington in mid-February with close to a foot of snow.
Faculty from across the united to discuss Louisiana's higher education
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The Shreveport Police Department sent out a tweet with tips on keeping your pet safe
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the immediate opening of I-49 North from La. 1 to the Arkansas State line.
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