teacher tenure http://wrkf.org en Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over' http://wrkf.org/post/louisianas-education-reform-may-be-due-do-over <p>It’s been nearly two years since Louisiana’s Legislature passed a package of highly-controversial education reforms. Since then, there has been confusion at the local school level and angst for teachers -- especially over changes to teacher pay and tenure under a new evaluation process. Courts have ruled some of the reforms violate the state constitution. Many are now saying the upcoming legislative session is the opportune time for a “do-over” on education reform.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:55:07 +0000 Sue Lincoln 22175 at http://wrkf.org Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over' Suit Over Teacher Tenure Changes Kicked Back to District Court http://wrkf.org/post/suit-over-teacher-tenure-changes-kicked-back-district-court <p>The Louisiana Supreme Court has asked a Baton Rouge district judge to review his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws – called Act 1.</p><p>Judge Michael Caldwell had ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's education laws.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:44:26 +0000 Kelly Connelly 11267 at http://wrkf.org On Second Thought, Tenure Changes Tossed http://wrkf.org/post/second-thought-tenure-changes-tossed <p>A state judge has thrown out rules passed last session tying teacher tenure and pay to classroom performance. Monday's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;decision is a turnaround from the same judge’s previous ruling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In December, Judge Michael Caldwell threw out parts of what’s been called the “Teacher Tenure Act,” – parts that didn’t directly address teacher tenure, but made rules for school boards, visiting teachers, superintendents and principals.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That day, the governor touted the ruling as a success because it kept his tenure overhauls.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the judge is saying the whole thing has to go.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:42:58 +0000 Kelly Connelly 7039 at http://wrkf.org On Second Thought, Tenure Changes Tossed BESE Expected to Approve Adjustments to Teacher Evaluations http://wrkf.org/post/bese-expected-approve-adjustments-teacher-evaluations <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.5590631598447211" style="font-size:20px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">State Superintendent of Education John White is advocating refinements to “Compass” – the program created by 2010 legislation to reform how public school teachers are evaluated. The changes stem from teacher input.</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:32:09 +0000 Kelly Connelly 4799 at http://wrkf.org Teacher Tenure, Compensation Act Headed To Court http://wrkf.org/post/teacher-tenure-compensation-act-headed-court <p>Another major part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform package faces a court challenge Monday in Baton Rouge.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:39:18 +0000 Louisiana Radio Network 3651 at http://wrkf.org