LFT counsel: Lafayette can’t fine teachers who resign

This story has been updated.

(Baton Rouge – May 7, 2014) The Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools probably has no legal authority to fine teachers who submit resignations before the end of the school year, says a legal expert consulted by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

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Is your school ready for PARCC?

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The State Superintendent of Education has released a study claiming that students overwhelmingly prefer taking the high-stakes PARCC test online, and that they believe the new Common Core-aligned test is “easier or about the same as their current schoolwork,” according to this article.

Others, from local school superintendents to principals to parents and teachers, have big problems with the way PARCC is being implemented.

In spite of the superintendent’s reassurances, they say many schools do not have the technology or the infrastructure necessary to support online testing.

What do you say? Please click here and answer a short survey about your school’s readiness for online high-stakes testing.

Solidarity wins the day for public employees

Thanks in large part to a strong show of unity among public sector employees, an effort to silence the voices of teachers, school employees and other public servants was stopped in its tracks on Wednesday.

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