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Hearing dates set in both lawsuits involving Louisiana officials' dispute over Common Core

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.

Judge Tim Kelley will hear arguments Aug. 15 in a lawsuit filed by 17 state lawmakers who are seeking an immediate suspension of the multi-state English and math standards in schools.

The lawsuit alleges the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the education department did not follow state law to enact Common Core.

On Aug. 18, Judge Todd Hernandez will consider arguments in a separate lawsuit filed by parents and teachers who have sued Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Their lawsuit alleges Jindal violated the Louisiana Constitution by issuing a series of executive orders aimed at undermining Common Core. BESE has voted to join in the effort against the governor.

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