BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top public school policymakers have spurned Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley’s push to move ahead with creation of a literacy-focused accountability system for the state’s youngest learners.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-4 Tuesday to stall a decision on the new K-2 accountability system until at least October.
A majority of board members indicated they wanted more details about how the plans would work. The divided board disagreed about the impact of the delay.
Brumley expressed frustration with the decision, saying Louisiana needs a prioritized focus on reading skills for its youngest students.