NY Says Latest Buffalo Teacher Evaluation Plan OK

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

New York Education Commissioner John King says he's ready to restore federal funding to six low-performing schools in Buffalo.

King froze $5.6 million in School Improvement Grants for those schools in January because the district didn't have a teacher evaluation plan in place for the current year that met state standards.

In the months since, the teachers union and school board had little luck agreeing on a plan that the state would approve. One of the sticking points was how to account for the performance of chronically absent students.

But King says Wednesday he'll approve the latest version of the plan once it's formally submitted.

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