Decisions in the lawsuits against Louisiana’s 2012 education reforms are setting up a “do-over” battle in the upcoming legislative session.
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A state district court judge says part of the Louisiana teacher tenure law is unconstitutional, but lets the rest stand. The teachers’ union that brought the suit is vowing to appeal.
For roughly 50,000 teachers across Georgia, the new school year is bringing a big change: new teacher evaluations. Last spring, the state completed a small pilot of its new way of assessing teacher effectiveness. This year, teachers in 50 of the state¿s 180 districts will be evaluated using the new process.
Mississippi along with 32 other states have officially opted out of the federal No Child Left Behind Act through a custom written waiver. It had become obvious there was no way 100 percent of the 492,000 Mississippi public school children would reach a proficiency level by 2014.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant wants to do away with automatic raises for Mississippi teachers and move to a plan where educators would have to earn their raises based on performance. The proposal follows a study, commissioned by Governor Bryant, and put together by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University.