Louisiana K-12 school closures to continue because of virus

Louisiana

By MELINDA DESLATTE

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed an order to keep K-12 public schools shuttered through the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus. But few details have been provided about how districts should judge student performance with classrooms closed for two months of the school year. And acting Louisiana Superintendent of Education Beth Scioneaux was short on specifics in her appearance with the governor Wednesday. She indicated local school districts would largely be left to determine student readiness for the next grade and methods of distance learning. Meanwhile, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell extended her stay-at-home order more than two weeks, until May 16.