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District support leaders to help Louisiana schools implement the Common Core
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 16:22 PM

As teachers have so much to learn about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a given that some educators will have questions at some point during the implementation process. To ensure that any questions or concerns are addressed along the way, the Louisiana Department of Education has assembled a district support leadership team.

Essentially, the veteran Louisiana educators who comprise this team will provide support to any school districts in need of assistance during the CCSS implementation process.

"We are changing the way we work with districts through tailored support rather than top-down programs," said John White, the state superintendent of education. "We can work better and more efficiently by consolidating multiple offices into teams that customize support for school districts."

Louisiana’s individual school districts will be placed in one of five networks based on size, geography and existing relationships. Within each network will be a team of instructional specialists, as well as an experienced education leader. According to White, these men and women are not only among the "best," but they also understand what tools are needed to help students and their teachers excel.