Teachers union: 1,000 dollar pay raise not enough
Posted on 9/11/2018 3:10:00 AM.

Teachers Unions are responding to Governor John Bel Edwards’ backing of a 1,000 dollar pay raise for teachers, and a 500 dollar pay raise for support personnel, with one group saying that’s not enough. Louisiana Federation of Teachers Spokesperson Les Landon says it would take a 1,850 dollar raise to get Bayou educators back to the regional average, but the regional average is still too low.

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Students and teachers can expect policy changes in the fall
Posted on 7/6/2017 11:45:00 AM.

Education leaders are letting teachers and students know what policy changes can be expected when they head back to class in August. Debbie Meaux, Louisiana Association of Educators President, says a new law was recently signed by the governor that would limit testing time, to 2% of a student’s learning time.

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BESE approves one-year teacher residency program
Posted on 10/12/2016 12:38:00 PM.

A redesign of how teachers are prepared to lead a classroom has been approved by BESE. It would require a one year apprenticeship for aspiring teachers before they can be certified. BESE President Jim Garvey says he supports this change because this will improve the ability of new teachers to hit the ground running on day one.

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Study finds Louisiana has low teacher attraction
Posted on 9/20/2016 9:30:00 AM.

The US is facing a teacher shortage, and a new study from the Learning Policy Institute finds Louisiana ranks in the second lowest category for teacher attraction. President of the Louisiana Association of Educators, Debbie Meaux, says a lot of teachers are leaving the profession, and fewer people becoming teachers.

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Teacher unions join forces to protect public school funding
Posted on 2/14/2016 4:00:00 AM.

Louisiana’s two largest public school teacher unions, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Educators, announced they are teaming up in an effort to prevent cuts to public school funding. LAE President Debbie Meaux believes they can achieve powerful results by working together.

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BESE approves formation of committee to review and possibly make changes to state's academic standards
Posted on 4/15/2015 6:18:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
BESE unanimously approves a process that will be used to review the state's controversial Common Core academic standards. President Chas Roemer says the goal is to improve current standards where necessary instead of rewriting them. He says the key to this process is to make sure they have people who actual use Common Core participating.
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Teachers express concerns over state testing
Posted on 2/18/2015 1:04:00 PM.
A survey of Louisiana teachers finds 78% of them believe state-required standardized tests take too much time away from classroom instruction. Louisiana Association of Educators president Debbie Meaux says the study shows teachers believe there's an overemphasis on standardized testing with the state's school accountability system.
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LAE challenges funding for certain charter schools
Posted on 9/29/2014 3:53:00 PM.
The Louisiana Association of Educators has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of using public school budget money to fund certain types of charter schools.  $60 million from the budget, also known as the MFP, has been designated to fund those charter schools.  

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