|Posted on 3/12/2018 2:29:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards released his legislative agenda aimed at improving the well-being of children and seniors. One of the bills included is West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman’s proposal to reduce the requirements necessary for public school teachers to obtain tenure. Hoffman says the current requirements are unfair to educators.
|Frank Hoffman, education, teachers, tenure|
|Posted on 9/21/2017 2:16:00 AM.|
A Fordham Institute study finds 28% of public school teachers missed more than 10 days of work compared to charter school teachers at 10%. But Louisiana Federation of Teachers spokesperson Les Landon says Fordham skews data to show public education isn’t doing well. He says the report also claims generous collective bargaining agreements lead to an increase in teacher absences.
|Louisiana Federation Teacher, Les Landon, teachers|
|Posted on 4/27/2017 3:56:00 AM.|
Authorities in St. Landry Parish have arrested two Washington Elementary School teachers for allegedly bullying a student. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the received reports from a parent that 44-year-old Ann Shelvin would tell her 11-year-old student to fight her classmates or Shelvin would fail her.
|St. Landry Parish Sheriff, Bobby Guidroz, teachers, bullying|
|Posted on 2/22/2017 11:23:00 AM.|
A study out of Tulane finds 1,700 public school teachers have left their jobs in Louisiana because of a tougher tenure law that took effect two years ago. That’s a three-percent loss of the state’s teacher workforce.
|Nathan Barrett, Tulane University, tenure, teachers, |
|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.
|Debbie Meaux, Louisiana Association of Educators, teachers|
|Posted on 11/24/2015 12:05:00 PM.|
Governor-elect John Bel Edwards made his first address since winning Saturday's election at the annual Louisiana Federation of Teachers convention in Lake Charles. Edwards told teachers that he will insist on a greater accountability of charter schools and push for more autonomy for local school systems.
|John Bel Edwards, Louisiana, Governor-elect, teachers, convention, address|
|Posted on 10/22/2014 1:52:00 PM.|
The Louisiana Department of Education released a report today on the evaluation of public school teachers. The report shows 92% of teachers received an "effective" grade.
|Department of Education, John White, teachers, Compass rating|
|Posted on 7/10/2013 8:26:00 PM.|
Louisiana teachers are retiring at a higher rate than seen in many years, and one teachers' union says it's due to new teacher evaluations. Louisiana Association of Educators president Joyce Haynes says longtime teachers are opting out--citing the new Value Added Method of performance review as the reason.
|LAE, John White, Joyce Haynes, teachers|