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Teachers gather in New Orleans as lawmakers discuss Common Core compromise

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More than 5,000 teachers gather in New Orleans to discuss education as lawmakers work on a Common Core compromise.

Educators from around the state gather in New Orleans through Friday. This summit is a chance for teachers from around the state to get together and share what they know. Some of the topics to be discussed here include standards and curriculum.

At the same time, lawmakers in Baton Rouge continue work on a Common Core compromise.

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday passed two parts of the compromise plan. One bill changes Common Core testing for the upcoming year. The other contains the steps in which the new standards are reviewed.

Thursday, the third part of the compromise plan is up for debate on the house floor. It pertains to how state lawmakers and the governor can approve or reject changes to the Common Core guidelines.

It may be summertime for students, but teachers and lawmakers are hard at work on Louisiana's education.

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