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Teacher Unions Win Changes in U.S. Education Grant Rules

Source: bloomberg.com Posted By: Len W...3263 days ago

The U.S. Education Department’s final rules in a competition for $4.35 billion in education stimulus grants include union-backed changes to teacher- assessment requirements.

The Obama administration wants public schools to tie teacher evaluations and pay to student performance, and unions have sought to ensure that test scores aren’t the sole measure. While student gains should still be a “significant factor,” educator evaluations should be designed with teacher and principal involvement, the....

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