BATON ROUGE — State education leaders say they will be holding public forums across Louisiana to come up with revised school policies that comply with a new federal law.

The revisions have to meet the guidelines of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the previous law known as No Child Left Behind.

State officials have praised the latest measure as one that gives them more flexibility in coming up with rules on reading and math standards; how to identify and remedy troubled public schools and their ability to work with local school districts.

Critics said the 2001 No Child Left Behind law required one-size-fits-all plans for troubled schools and other areas.

The Advocate reports the first public forum is set for July 26 in Lafayette.