LAE http://wrkf.org en Kumbayah Moment: Teacher Termination Compromise http://wrkf.org/post/kumbayah-moment-teacher-termination-compromise <p>Although they didn’t actually “hold hands and sing <em>Kumbayah</em>”, there was a brief moment of peace and accord between the Jindal administration and teachers unions last week. After more than two years of name-calling, angst and lawsuits, they found common ground around a bill to modify the process for terminating tenured teachers who receive “ineffective” ratings.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25796 at http://wrkf.org Kumbayah Moment: Teacher Termination Compromise Recalibrating Teacher Evaluations Tops New Union President's To-Do List http://wrkf.org/post/recalibrating-teacher-evaluations-tops-new-union-presidents-do-list <p></p><p>Many teachers are frustrated with the new evaluation system, <a href="http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/compass" target="_blank">Compass</a>, which was introduced in public schools across the state this year.</p><p>"What we want is a more common-sense approach to this evaluation problem," said Debbie Meaux, new president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), who assumed the role July 15.</p><p>She's calling for the state to slow the timeline for the implementation of Compass. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:08:15 +0000 Amy Jeffries 14178 at http://wrkf.org Recalibrating Teacher Evaluations Tops New Union President's To-Do List