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  • BESE endorses Louisiana ESSA plan, directs Department to move forward

    Mar 30, 2017
    At a special meeting, BESE endorsed Louisiana’s draft plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, and directed the Louisiana Department of Education to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Education no earlier than April 15, 2017.
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  • BESE elects new president, officers for 2017

    Jan 24, 2017
    BESE elected District 5 BESE member Dr. Gary Jones president, District 7 member Dr. Holly Boffy vice president, and District 8 member Jada Lewis secretary-treasurer for 2017.
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  • BESE approves process for science standards review

    Jun 22, 2016
    BESE today approved a process to review the state’s academic content standards in science. Based on a committee structure led by professional Louisiana educators and encompassing extensive public input, the new review process will ensure that state science standards represent the knowledge and skills students need to succeed.
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