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BESE to decide next move in Common Core dispute

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a special meeting to consider responses to Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools.
The Jindal administration has suspended a state contract to try to keep the education department from buying testing material tied to Common Core for third-graders through eighth-graders, as a way to undermine the standards.
BESE President Chas Roemer and Education Superintendent John White say the governor has overstepped his legal authority. They say they intend to push forward with the multi-state education standards in Louisiana's schools.
The education board meets midday Tuesday to discuss what happens next, including whether to file a lawsuit against Jindal over who has the authority to determine the standardized tests used in Louisiana's schools.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will conduct a special meeting today. The educators will consider issues related to Governor Jindal’s recent Executive Orders regarding state student assessments, known as Common Core. 

A few weeks back Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced he would no longer support Common Core efforts. In response, the state's top educator announced Common Core implementation in state schools would continue. Now, the governor is threatening to withhold funding.

The meeting will be held in the Louisiana Purchase Room of the Claiborne Building, 1201 N. 3rd Street, Baton Rouge. It starts at 11:00 a.m. We will have a wrap up later this evening on KNOE 8 News and here on KNOE.COM

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