5/1/2013

Amid school closings, neighborhood violence and a myriad of management tasks, some administrators in Chicago Public Schools are working to implement new teacher evaluations intended to improve classroom instruction. One administrator says each observation requires three or more hours of work. "The principals are being asked to do a really difficult task," said Carol Caref, the Chicago Teachers Union's research director. "It's a huge, huge change for principals to be spending so much time with teachers."

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