How can Louisiana stop teachers from leaving? Lawmakers hope these bills will help.

The state, like much of the country, is grappling with teacher shortages in nearly every subject as educators cite mounting workloads, large class sizes and persistently low pay. Data shows the state lost about 7,000 teachers in 2022 with a turnover rate of around 13%—a number higher than before the pandemic. 

2 New Orleans area teachers stunned with prestigious Milken Awards worth $25,000

Moments after she had posed with the oversized $25,000 check, thanked a seemingly endless stream of well-wishers and been the recipient of countless hugs, Northshore High School teacher Kelly Ryan finally made her way back to her advanced chemistry students in Room 404.

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