The East Baton Rouge Parish school system plans to hear presentations Tuesday afternoon concerning three of the 11 groups seeking to land a potentially lucrative contract to train teachers in new educational standards known as Common Core. The 11-member review committee is meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Professional Development Center, 3000 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, and several School Board members may attend. The School Board is expected to select a group from the three finalists when it meets Thursday night.
Superintendent Bernard Taylor initially wanted to hire the Institute for Learning, of Pittsburgh, to do the work for as much as $2.7 million over four years, but several board members balked at the move.
Instead, Taylor sought proposals from groups and appointed a review committee to examine them. The 11 applicants include the Institute for Learning, an arm of the University of Pittsburgh.
School officials on Monday had yet to disclose the identity of three finalists.