Common Core on Legislative chopping block; Gusman overcharged city

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[Ascension Parish Superintendent Patrice] Pujol: Says the superintendents have supported Common Core standards. But she says the implementation has been fraught with problems – including the PARCC test. Says implementation has been uneven across the state.Says teachers have borne weight of writing own standards. Only now identifying school textbooks, she says.

Public Works Director John Shires awarded the residents a permit to construct the gate Jan. 31, 2006, his last day in office, despite never putting the issue before the City Planning Commission or the City Council, or requiring the residents of Newcomb to buy the street and pay for future maintenance costs, as city law requires.

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