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The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet on March 29 to discuss the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
If it’s done right, we can restore the authority to local schools that was stripped away by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Coghill Charter School Teachers Unite Around Voice and Stability in the Classroom
Teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School in New Orleans have formed a union, with more than 93 percent of staff signing a petition asking the school board to recognize the United Teachers of New Orleans as their exclusive collective bargaining representative.
(March 21, 2017) Proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Education budget would hit Louisiana hard, costing teachers and students over $73 million, according to the Center for American Progress.
Two stalwart Louisiana Federation of Teachers leaders were named to the Louisiana AFL-CIO Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at the union’s annual convention on March 20. Mike Myers of Shreveport and the late Elsie Burkhalter of Slidell were among inductees at the ceremony.
Educators’ basic right to join together in a labor union affirmed
New Orleans— The National Labor Relations Board has approved a settlement of a labor complaint filed against International High School of New Orleans, directing the charter school to pay two teachers fired during a union organizing drive
Standarized testing season is about to begin. And as history teaches us, it is inevitable that some educators around the state (and around the country) will be accused of testing improprieties.
Here is an essential guide from LFT General Counsel Larry Samuel to guard against mistakes, errors and stress during testing season.