teacher evaluations http://wwno.org en EBR Schools Official: Teacher Evaluations Difficult, But Necessary http://wwno.org/post/ebr-schools-official-teacher-evaluations-difficult-necessary <a href="http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/compass" target="_blank">Compass</a> -- the evaluation system being rolled out in public schools across the state -- has raised the stakes. Teachers who don’t score highly effective under the new measures face the loss of salary and tenure. Ineffective teachers could lose their jobs.<p>The state Department of Education says so far <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/state-supt-disputes-mass-exodus-teachers">attrition has remained steady</a>, but the East Baton Rouge Parish School District is still wary of turnover. Beanka Williams, the coordinator of support programs for EBR, says the district is having job fairs monthly to make sure schools are fully staffed.<p>Williams has also been fielding questions from anxious teachers since last summer when they were first asked to set goals for what their students would learn this year.<p>&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/02/020513_BeankaWilliamsonCompass_AJ2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:12:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 28650 at http://wwno.org Louisiana teachers brace for revamped job reviews http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-teachers-brace-revamped-job-reviews <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana's 60,000 public school teachers are about to face their first job evaluations under a new review system that continues to spark controversy and questions.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:37:03 +0000 The Associated Press 18627 at http://wwno.org Team to aid districts with curriculum, evaluation http://wwno.org/post/team-aid-districts-curriculum-evaluation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Five people have been appointed to a state Department of Education team to help Louisiana school districts implement new education standards and a teacher evaluation system.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:34:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15431 at http://wwno.org