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BESE approves new standards review process

(Source: James deGraauw/WAFB) (Source: James deGraauw/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has a new way to review state standards in English and math.

BESE unanimously approved the idea at their meeting Wednesday. It is an upgrade of the old method which reviewed standards every seven years.

With the new format, it could be every year, but a committee will review things as needed to adjust policies if needed.

Education leaders say this is the best way to make sure students' needs are met.

"The key for us was making sure the people that reviewed those standards were Louisiana educators and practitioners," said BESE chairman Chas Roemer. "I mean that's the most important thing. The people that have to teach these standards, understand them most intimately and see the impact in the classroom can give the best feedback."

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