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  • 2 students accused of attacking teachers arrested

    December 10, 2014 3:54 PM

    DARROW - Two students are behind bars Wednesday evening after they were arrested based on accusations that they each attacked a teacher within hours of each other earlier today at the Ascension Parish Alternative School. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the first of the separate incidents occurred when... more »
  • BR schools cut hours to avoid insurance fines Play Video

    December 3, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers are missing from classrooms across the Baton Rouge area and fingers are pointed at Washington D.C. for the short supply. Under the Affordable Care Act, business that employ more than 50 full-time workers must provide health insurance for them. Full-time workers are defined under the... more »
  • School workers fired after Katrina return to court

    November 18, 2014 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
  • Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    October 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. Last year, the figure was 89 percent. The latest figures were released Wednesday. The new system does not yet require... more »
  • Supreme Court upholds 2012 education overhaul

    October 15, 2014 6:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court says an education overhaul bill pushed through the Legislature in 2012 is constitutional - reversing a lower court's finding that the legislation crammed too many diverse elements into a single bill. Wednesday's decision was a victory for Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had strongly backed... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • EBR Head Start looking for teachers, aides and more Play Video

    August 27, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge is searching for Head Start teachers, aides, social workers and others who want to make a difference in the lives of children. They could fill as many as twenty positions Friday at a special job fair. City-Parish Division of Human Development and Services... more »
  • EBR Head Start program to hold Aug. 29 job fair

    August 22, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program and EmployBR will host a job fair to fill immediate openings for a number of positions the program urgently needs. The job fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the EmployBR... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

    August 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday. The... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »
  • St. Helena to get new school facility Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:24 PM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena College and Career Academy is gearing up for the school year by working to complete construction on a brand new facility. The building will have classrooms, a science lab, and administrative offices. It will hold between 700 and 800 students. The school was... more »
  • Teachers prepared for Common Core despite turmoil Play Video

    July 18, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a dispute at the state level over who will provide the year-end testing assessment for Louisiana students, teachers are ready for the school year and think the best path forward is Common Core. "Common Core is a good thing," said Sandra Guilbeau, a teacher at Scotlandville... more »
  • Teachers, bus drivers slam school district's budget Play Video

    July 17, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday's East Baton Rouge School Board meeting left many system workers upset. They are not happy with the 2014-2015 budget board members approved. System administration proposed the budget to members to address the system's $30 million deficit. The balanced spending plan cut teacher positions, asked each... more »
  • US seeks better teachers for high-needs schools

    July 7, 2014 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most. It comes the same day President Barack Obama is scheduled to have lunch with teachers at the White House to discuss the issue. Education Department data show that... more »
  • Teachers at conference weigh in on common core Play Video

    June 28, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Common core was a hot topic when nearly a thousand teachers from across the country met at LSU. The educators were on campus for the third annual Effective Educators Seminar Series. "As a teacher, I personally embrace common core. Not just as a set of expectations... more »
  • Ascension teachers get pay raise Play Video

    June 17, 2014 4:47 PM

    GONZALES- Teachers and staff in Ascension Parish schools received a 3 percent pay raise as part of a $219 million dollar budget that passed Tuesday evening. The budget includes a permanent pay raise, which hasn't happened in nearly six years. "Of course you always appreciate the money, but... more »
  • Education a hot topic throughout this legislative session Play Video

    May 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - From common core to pay raises for teachers, Louisiana educators have kept a close eye on issues this legislative session. Just like school, the session is winding down for the summer. Louisiana Association of Educators President Debbie Meaux joined us on 2une In Thursday with her... more »
  • Lawmakers increase retirement age for new workers

    May 14, 2014 3:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature has agreed to raise the retirement age for public school teachers and rank-and-file state workers hired on or after July 1, 2015. Current law generally allows that non-hazardous employees in the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana and the... more »
  • Father claims he never abused "truant mom"

    February 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The father of two children, whose mother is wanted by police for letting the kids miss a combined 137 days of school, claims he hasn't abused their mother and wants the kids back in class. When Ramon Odds learned his children had missed a large portion of... more »
  • Group claims superintendent bullied teachers Play Video

    February 11, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An independent association that represents teachers sent emails to nearly 2,000 of them in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in hopes of making changes in the district. Last week, it was discovered that teachers with the most seniority get the least amount of incentives if... more »
  • Retired state workers could see bigger checks

    December 9, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retired state workers could see an increase in their pension checks for the first time in five years. The four statewide retirement boards are preparing to ask the legislature to approve a cost of living increase for tens of thousands of retirees over the age of... more »
  • Good bye Istrouma; community not ready for state's closure Play Video

    October 29, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A community is planning a theoretical funeral, since the state-run school system is closing a nearly century old institution. Closing Istrouma High School at the end of the school year will also cost dozens of teachers and staff their jobs. Tuesday, the Recovery School District announced Istrouma... more »
  • Most teachers pass new evaluations in first year

    September 3, 2013 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Most public school classroom teachers were graded effective in the first statewide year of Louisiana's new teacher evaluation system. Under data released Tuesday by the education department, 32 percent of classroom teachers were ranked as "highly effective" and another 4 percent were determined to be "ineffective." The... more »
  • Teacher's union calls for collaboration over Act 1

    August 20, 2013 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Educators called today for Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White to work with them over a teacher tenure law declared unconstitutional by two state judges this year. LAE leaders said they they will continue to push for policies... more »
  • Board says ineffective teachers are out Play Video

    August 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board deliberated for three hours, discussing ways to improve teacher effectiveness. Thursday night, the board approved a strategic plan for the 2013 school year that would mean the district's worst teachers could be fired. Under the plan, a teacher rated... more »
  • Board will give bad teachers one chance, out after that Play Video

    August 15, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School board is discussing ways to improve teacher effectiveness as part of their strategic plan for the 2013 school year. > UPDATE: Thursday night, the school system approved a plan that would mean the district's worst teachers could be fired. First, bad... more »
  • EBR school board to discuss layoffs in strategic plan

    August 15, 2013 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School board members will weigh in Thursday on a plan that recommends the firing of the lowest-performing teachers, and principals who fail to meet their three-year goals. The proposed 21-page strategic plan aims to improve the school district, with hopes of placing it among the state's... more »
  • EBR School District hosts job fair Play Video

    August 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer is winding down for the East Baton Rouge School District and with the start of a new year comes the need for new teachers. "We're having a late summer job fair for our late resignations and for vacancies. We have a feeling there will be... more »
  • Ark. AG: Schools can't arm teachers, staff

    August 1, 2013 3:54 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' attorney general says school districts can't use a state law to employ teachers and staff as licensed, armed security guards on campus. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Thursday said in an opinion issued by his office that the Arkansas board of Private Investigators and Private... more »
  • La. teachers retiring in high numbers

    July 10, 2013 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana teachers are continuing to retire at higher-than-usual numbers - more than 7,500 in the last two years. The number of retirements in 2013 increased from the 24 percent increase last year. Dana Vicknair, assistant director at Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana, says the figure... more »
  • Lawsuit claims public school districts owed $200M

    July 2, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a teachers union are suing the state for $200 million, saying school funding formulas approved by lawmakers for three years were not passed properly. The lawsuit claims financing plans passed in 2010, 2011 and 2012 should have been... more »
  • District whipping-up support for spanking at school Play Video

    June 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    HAMMOND - The public school district here is thinking about returning corporal punishment to the list of possible penalties for unruly students. In recent years, schools systems quit using paddling as a discipline measure. But Tangipahoa Parish School Board members are taking a hard look at it. "We... more »
  • Teacher quits instructing amid La. teaching controversy

    June 2, 2013 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Derrick Petit tells former LSU classmate Tanesha Craig. He broke the news to her today that he is leaving behind a profession they both dreamed of back in college. "I feel like I've done what I can for the students in the classroom," he says. Petit... more »
  • Ascension to hire 50 new teachers

    May 23, 2013 8:40 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is looking to hire 50 new teachers. The school board is poised to hire the new teachers in an effort to ease staffing levels due to continued growth. Funds needed to hire the new teachers are listed in the school district's 2013-14 budget, which... more »
  • Future of school funding in question

    May 8, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers working on next year's budget now have new questions to answer when it comes to school funding. The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state can't use its normal school funding formula for its voucher program. Critics of the program said doing so took... more »
  • Teachers, staff return to school after drinking allegations

    April 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Three school days after six Northwood High School teachers and staff members were suspended amid allegations of drinking at a school-sponsored event, Caddo school officials say the employees will return to work. The Times reports the accusations surfaced last week after parents complained the female employees were drunk... more »
  • Teachers among those being laid off at area school system

    April 16, 2013 10:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A number of West Feliciana Parish School System employees were told Tuesday, they were being laid off. Eighteen workers, mostly teachers, were told their terminations were due to a lack of money and a drop in enrollment. In March, Superintendent Hollis Milton sent a reduction in... more »
  • Teachers' group blasts recommendation for armed staff

    April 2, 2013 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The American Federation of Teachers is denouncing a suggestion that schools train selected staff to carry weapons, and that each school should have at least one armed security officer. The head of the teachers' group calls the idea a "cruel hoax" that won't protect children and schools.... more »
  • West Feliciana school board freezes teacher pay

    March 20, 2013 8:06 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $1.5 million budget shortfall has forced the West Feliciana Parish School Board to freeze teacher salaries, cut administrative pay and propose a retirement incentive program. The board's secretary and finance manager, Ruthie Davis, told the board Tuesday night that retirement funding costs have skyrocketed in the... more »
  • State to use $5M to turn around failing schools

    March 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Superintendent John White says the state will use $5 million in federal professional development funds to train educators interested in turning around failing district-run schools. The "Believe and Succeed" grants cover a year of advanced training for the new school leaders. White announced the initiative in... more »
  • Education reform ruling victory for teachers group Play Video

    March 4, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is applauding the judge who struck down the third part of Gov. Jindal's education reform, ruling it unconstitutional. President of LFT Steve Monaghan says, since the law has been enacted, it's created tension among the state's educators. "It was a... more »
  • St. Tammany school board sets bond issue election

    February 22, 2013 9:05 AM

    COVINGTON- The St. Tammany Parish School Board has called a May 4 election seeking voter approval for a $135 million bond issue and expanding use of some tax money to include employee salaries and benefits. School leaders said the measures are necessary to support teachers in the classroom and meet... more »
  • More teachers retiring after education reforms Play Video

    January 15, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More teachers are leaving the profession than ever before as the number of educators retiring increased more than 25 percent. Some think it's because of the governor's education reforms, which would evaluate teachers' effectiveness based on student performance. "Right now, what is perceived to be very... more »
  • Rate of Louisiana teachers retiring spikes

    January 14, 2013 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of teachers retiring jumped more than 25 percent as the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed an overhaul of public education that changes the rules on how teachers are evaluated. That's according to the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana. The number of retirements from... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • Louisiana teachers do not invest in gun company

    December 18, 2012 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The retirement system for teachers in Louisiana said it does not invest money in a company tied to a gun manufacturer. Questions about specific holdings surfaced in Louisiana, after one of the largest teacher retirement systems in the country, California State Teachers' Retirement System, announced it had... more »
  • LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

    December 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency. The jury on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International and its owner, Lourdes Navarro, failed to properly... more »
  • Education reform package in court again Play Video

    December 17, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Federation for Teachers is challenging another part of Governor Jindal's education reform package, this time taking aim at the constitutionality of a portion dubbed the 'talent act.' The act deals with teacher tenure, hiring, firing and evaluations. New rules allow the Superintendent to hire... more »
  • Conn. school likely closed for months

    December 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated. State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn.,... more »
  • East Feliciana teacher bonus decision delayed

    December 5, 2012 7:34 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has deferred action on a move to deny bonuses to teachers no longer employed in the parish but who would be qualified for the extra pay for their performance in a special program last school year. The board voted 8-4 Tuesday... more »
  • Ruling expected this afternoon in voucher lawsuit

    November 30, 2012 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Closing arguments ended a short time ago in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's new school voucher program. Judge Tim Kelley recessed the court until 2 p.m., at which time he plans to give his ruling. Teacher unions and school boards say... more »
  • Parents get ready for school voucher fight Play Video

    October 11, 2012 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit to stop the school vouchers goes to court next month. But parents of students benefiting from the vouchers met at Hosanna Christian School to look at ways to fight the suit. Hosanna has a large number of students on the voucher program and... more »
  • Student enrollment drops, employees cut in EFP Play Video

    September 28, 2012 6:00 PM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish school are leaving the parish. As a result, 20 school employees could lose their jobs. The district lost more than 100 students this year, resulting in a decrease of $800,000 in state money for the year. To make up for the loss,... more »
  • Romney says he won't gut teachers' power to strike

    September 25, 2012 2:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn't stop teachers from being able to strike. The issue came to a head this month when thousands of teachers went on strike in Chicago, hometown to President Barack Obama. Romney blasted the unions while Obama stayed neutral. Romney says... more »
  • Recall efforts against Jindal, Kleckley fall short

    September 20, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley. Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough... more »
  • Chicago teachers suspend strike, classes to resume

    September 18, 2012 5:20 PM

    CHICAGO - Chicago teachers are suspending a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms. The union's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to suspend the strike after learning details of a tentative contract agreement. A proposed settlement was presented to... more »
  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    September 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union president says a deal to end the city's first teachers' strike in 25 years is close, but she's pushed back her timeline a bit. Just hours after predicting students could be back in class by Friday, Karen Lewis said it might be Monday instead.... more »
  • Chicago teachers strike grinds into third day

    September 12, 2012 7:56 AM

    CHICAGO - The public teachers strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago is grinding into a third day with no sign of an imminent deal. Union leaders say they will meet this morning to review a new proposal from school board negotiators that addresses all... more »
  • New tax allows teachers to resume receiving raises

    September 12, 2012 7:41 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A half-cent sales tax voters approved in April will allow West Feliciana Parish school employees this year to regain their annual step raises for the first time in two years. Although the general fund budget for 2012-13 the school board does not include a cost-of-living raise,... more »
  • Union: No deal as talks continue

    September 11, 2012 2:40 PM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union says no deal has been reached in ongoing talks with negotiators from the Chicago Public Schools. Representatives from the union and the district returned to the bargaining table Tuesday as the teachers' strike entered its second day. More than 25,000 teachers are on strike... more »
  • Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    September 10, 2012 12:07 PM

    CHICAGO - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and President Barack Obama is siding with the striking teachers. Romney, in a statement released Monday hours before he was set to land in Chicago for fundraisers, says he is disappointed by... more »
  • Parents, students consider options as teachers strike

    September 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    CHICAGO - Parents and students are figuring out their options on the first day of a Chicago teachers' strike. The district is keeping some schools open, and they're serving breakfast and lunch, but there's no instruction and it's only for a half-day. At one high school, a handful of students... more »
  • Supreme Court refuses voucher program injunction

    August 16, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to stop the launch of Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program, which began this month. The high court denied an injunction request by teacher unions and school boards to stall the voucher program as they challenge whether it is constitutional. A... more »
  • Teachers return to West Feliciana classrooms thanks to new tax Play Video

    August 10, 2012 5:18 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana Parish, students are returning, and thanks to a new tax many students are too. A half-cent sales-tax went into effect months ago. And administrators say it's already saved dozens of teachers jobs, and helped lift a salary freeze. Baines Elementary School Principle... more »
  • LAE asking schools to wait before using voucher money

    July 27, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for the Louisiana Association of Educators sent a letter asking voucher schools to hold off on using money until the legal challenge is finalized. The association's president said the latter hopes to prevent schools from having to pay back dollars spent if courts rule... more »
  • Obama proposes $1B for science, math teachers

    July 18, 2012 7:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to reward high-performing teachers. Today, it'll unveil a plan to create a corps of elite master teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. The $1 billion program will reward teachers with a $20,000 a year stipend. more »
  • Voucher lawsuit set for Oct. 15 hearing date

    July 17, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Oct. 15 date has been set for arguments in a lawsuit by teacher unions and local school boards challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program. Judge Tim Kelley chose the hearing date Tuesday in a meeting with lawyers for both sides in the... more »
  • New Roads teachers look for other jobs after hiring freeze

    July 11, 2012 9:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - Some teachers in Pointe Coupee Parish say they're looking for a new job after the School Board announced salary freezes for the second year in a row. In a June meeting, the board approved the freezes for employees at the 2010-2011 step rate. Olivia LaBorde... more »
  • More teachers filing suit to stop education changes Play Video

    June 21, 2012 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers say new education laws touted by Governor Bobby Jindal do not support them, despite what Jindal's administration may say, and they're filing a lawsuit to stop the laws from going into effect. The Louisiana Association of Educators plan to file the suit tomorrow morning in... more »
  • Louisiana Believes plan unveiled Play Video

    June 18, 2012 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Teachers make the rules in Louisiana now. It's part of sweeping changes to education that start in the Fall. It's called Louisiana Believes and it was announced Monday night. The state says the idea is to allow teachers to create, not just comply and educators are... more »
  • Teachers union challenging new education laws

    June 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Federation of Teachers will hold a news conference at 11am in front of the 19th Judicial District Court in Downtown Baton Rouge to discuss a lawsuit to be filed against the state and Governor Bobby Jindal. It targets the administration's recently signed laws changing... more »
  • Teachers protest cuts at charter school by cutting class

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers are cutting class Wednesday at Crestworth Learning Academy in Baton Rouge in protest of salary cuts. More than half of the 22 teachers arranged to take the day off after their pay was cut by 20 percent by the charter schools board members Tuesday night.... more »
  • 3 school workers claim Mega Millions

    April 10, 2012 3:20 PM

    BALTIMORE - They call themselves "The Three Amigos", two public school teachers and a school administrator in Maryland who are sharing part of the jackpot from last month's record Mega Millions drawing. Together, they are the owners of one of the three winning tickets sold across the country for the... more »
  • Senate panel Oks Jindal education bills Play Video

    March 29, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Senate Education Committee has approved the two major pieces of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education agenda. One establishes a statewide private school voucher program and paves the way for easier creation of charter schools. Another overhauls the role of school boards, superintendents and principals in the hiring... more »
  • Caddo to vote on green cards for Filipino teachers

    March 19, 2012 7:43 AM

    SHREVEPORT- The Caddo Parish School Board will vote this week on whether to sponsor 35 teachers from the Philippines for the "green card" that allows permanent U.S. residency. The board is expected to approve the plan. It says the teachers are well into their fourth year in Caddo Parish Schools,... more »
  • Teachers rally on steps of State Capitol Play Video

    March 14, 2012 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sea of red flooded the steps of the State Capitol as hundreds of educators showed their stern opposition for parts of Governor Jindal's education reform plan. As early as 7:00am, teacher and principals wearing red shirts from across the state took their places as they... more »

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