Judge denies suit filed in Common Core dispute

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state judge has denied a lawsuit filed by Louisiana lawmakers against state education officials over Common Core, meaning the controversial education standards continue for now.
WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1pxwSOq ) Judge Tim Kelley heard the case Friday. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White was called to the stand to testify. The judge then called for a recess and announced his decision when all parties returned to the courtroom.
The lawmakers sought a temporary injunction to block the rollout of the Common Core standards which are grade-by-grade benchmarks of what students should learn in English and math. They contend education leaders failed to follow laws when moving the state to Common Core.
The new standards are supposed to take effect this school year, with assessments scheduled next spring.

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