BESE adopts changes to Bulletin 741, with minor modifications
Perhaps influenced by thousands of e-mails, telephone calls and personal contacts, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education made some modest adjustments to proposed rule changes affecting Bulletin 741, the School Administrators’ Handbook.
Public schools should be made safer without turning them into armed camps, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan told a legislative committee meeting in the aftermath of a horrific school shooting in Connecticut.
As we return to school for the second semester, there is a sadness that weighs down our excitement at the start of a new term. Once again, our nation has lived through the all-too-familiar tragedy of a mass murder in a school. As our hearts go out to the parents and relatives of the victims in Newtown, Connecticut, we wonder about the safety of our own children and colleagues in our communities.
In 2001, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers sponsored legislation to improve school safety. The law, LRS 17:416.16, requires school
Several years after the Louisiana Federation of Teachers filed its first complaint about the exploitation of Filipino teachers hired to staff classrooms in our state, a California jury has fined the recruiting company that brought them to the United States $4.5 million.
(Baton Rouge – December 18, 2012) For the second time in a matter of weeks, a state judge has ruled that Gov. Bobby Jindal and his legislative allies overstepped the State Constitution in adopting a radical and controversial overhaul of public education in the 2012 legislative session.
Despite a ruling from a district court judge that its funding mechanism is unconstitutional, the state education board is moving forward with a plan to provide courses to public school students through nontraditional, nonpublic venues.