MFP faces $20 million shortfall this year

BESE Report – January 2016
MFP faces $20 million shortfall this year

Former Lt. Governor and current Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne visited BESE to administer oaths of office to members, but also brought a warning about the state’s dire financial situation.

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Edwards announces BESE appointments

(Baton Rouge - January 5, 2016) Governor-elect John Bel Edwards today announced his three appointments to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Your LFT Connection: December 2015

“I did not create this breeze of hope that’s blowing across our state,
but I did catch it. The people chose hope over scorn.”
-Governor-elect John Bel Edwards


Dear Colleague,

What could be better than a fresh “breeze of hope” blowing across Louisiana during this holiday season?

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Edwards makes first public appearance at LFT convention

It was only natural. The Louisiana Federation of Teachers was the first organization to publicly endorse Governor-elect John Bel Edwards in what seemed like a long-shot bid for the governor’s mansion. Edwards returned the favor on November 22, when he made his first public address since the election to the LFT’s 51st annual convention in Lake Charles.

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Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.

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Federation chapters receive Union Values in Action Awards

(Lake Charles – November 22, 2015) Seven local chapters of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers today received the Union Values in Action Award for improving the lives of members, enhancing the influence of the union and advancing the mission of public education.

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