Posts Tagged ‘Education’
Tenure reform should be linked to a new teacher evaluation system set to go into effect later this year that makes use of student test scores, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal and top figures in education and business who back his reform package.
A retire-rehire program for teachers was approved by lawmakers 10 years ago, but today more than half of all participants are non-educators, while annual pension payouts are nearing $250 million
Jeffrey Sadow reflects on the initiatives of Paul Pastorek: He leaves “the state’s elementary and secondary education system better off and with promise that necessary reforms may continue under his successor.”
Pending legislation would allow Louisiana high school students to take online classes. Sen. Gerald Long (R-Winnfield) has been the major driving force behind the bill. He believes virtual classrooms will help to “level the playing field” for all Louisiana students and provide advanced instruction.
Louisiana’s “inexplicable” failure to make top 12 raises questions about Obama administration’s commitment to reform Louisiana’s education leaders are wondering what more they can do to outperform other states in terms of reform. Louisiana failed to receive any funds in the federal “Race to the Top” program, and the lack of correlation between successful reform [...]