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Bill to change teacher evaluations heads to La. Senate floor

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A new bill could put the brakes on how Louisiana teachers are evaluated.

Currently, there are two formal observations a year in the classroom that makes up 50 percent of the teacher's evaluation and the second half is based on student growth within the school year. 

However, there's fear that those are inaccurate, and many teachers are calling . 

SB  342, sponsored by Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, heads to the full Senate for debate after passing out of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. The measure does have a lot of support and is expected to pass. 

Many teachers said changes to former Gov. Jindal's education package are a step in the right direction. 

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