Compass 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' EBR Schools Official: Teacher Evaluations Difficult, But Necessary http://wrkf.org/post/ebr-schools-official-teacher-evaluations-difficult-necessary <p><a href="http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/compass" target="_blank">Compass</a> -- the evaluation system being rolled out in public schools across the state -- has raised the stakes. Teachers who don’t score highly effective under the new measures face the loss of salary and tenure. Ineffective teachers could lose their jobs.<br><br>The state Department of Education says so far <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/state-supt-disputes-mass-exodus-teachers">attrition has remained steady</a>, but the East Baton Rouge Parish School District is still wary of turnover. Beanka Williams, the coordinator of support programs for EBR, says the district is having job fairs monthly to make sure schools are fully staffed.<br><br>Williams has also been fielding questions from anxious teachers since last summer when they were first asked to set goals for what their students would learn this year.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:12:30 +0000 Amy Jeffries 5754 at http://wrkf.org 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