Louisiana Association of Educators http://wwno.org en Recalibrating Teacher Evaluations Tops New Union President's To-Do List http://wwno.org/post/recalibrating-teacher-evaluations-tops-new-union-presidents-do-list <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/080113_DebbieMeauxTeacherEvaluations_AJ2-way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Many teachers are frustrated with the new evaluation system, <a href="http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/compass" target="_blank">Compass</a>, which was introduced in public schools across the state this year.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/3717524246_f10c038a00_o.jpg" alt="" /><p>"What we want is a more common-sense approach to this evaluation problem," said Debbie Meaux, new president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), who assumed the role July 15.<p>She's calling for the state to slow the timeline for the implementation of Compass. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:08:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 40839 at http://wwno.org Second teacher union will sue over Jindal's plan http://wwno.org/post/second-teacher-union-will-sue-over-jindals-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE &mdash; The Louisiana Association of Educators says it too will file suit to throw out a set of sweeping education changes pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by lawmakers in the just-ended legislative session.</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:04:43 +0000 The Associated Press 13292 at http://wwno.org