Forum scheduled to help teachers Forum scheduled to help teachers Capitol news Bureau March 13, 2013 Comments A teachers’ group will hold a forum on July 29 to help prepare teachers for new classroom standards. The gathering will be held at the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd. It will be sponsored by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, or A+PEL. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $40. More information is available at http://www.apeleducators.org/calendar.cfm. The assistance is aimed at helping teachers prepare for new academic standards, called common core, that Louisiana and 44 other states plan to use starting in 2014.