LFT supports $75 million increase in school funding

(Baton Rouge – December 16, 2014) Funding for public education’s Minimum Foundation Program will increase by some $75 million next year if a plan approved by the state’s MFP task Force today is adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Legislature.

“We started an important conversation today about the choices Louisiana must make for the future of our children,” said Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan.

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LFT officers and board elected

LFT President Steve Monaghan was re-elected as president of the LFT for a three-year term at the LFT’s 50th annual convention on Monday, November 24.

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Rep. John Bel Edwards is LFT’s Friend of Education

State Representative John Bel Edwards of Amite has been named the Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ Friend of Education for 2014. The Friend of Education Award is the highest honor that the Louisiana Federation of Teachers bestows on a non-member of the union. It is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to public education.

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UTNO celebrates students at convention

United Teachers of New Orleans President Larry Carter recognized several public school students from their outstanding achievements at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ 50th Annual Convention on November 23-25.

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