N.J. education board releases details of new evaluation system

03/6/2013 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

The N.J. Board of Education on Wednesday unveiled the details of a new teacher and principal evaluation system that will allows districts to use student test scores to account for 35% to 50% of a teacher's rating. Effective beginning this summer, the evaluation system would allow districts to take away tenure or dismiss educators with the lowest ratings. Some educators and union leaders expressed concerns about the new policy, with one official warning the board of the possibility that teachers could be less willing to take on students with special needs or those learning English.

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