Louisiana education leaders approve delays to Common Core

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana education leaders officially approved delays to Common Core standards Wednesday.

"If we're setting the bar higher, we didn't want to make "B" schools turn into "F" schools," said Chas Roemer with the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). "So, what we did was come up with a series of transitions that really state that over the next two years, things will be really held steady."

The newly-approved policy includes changes to the letter grades for schools, promotion policies and teacher evaluations.

The changes were approved after months of criticism of the national academic standards.

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