Student surveys, observation options for teachers, and a role for educators at each school are part of the city’s new teacher evaluation system, which State Education Commissioner John King is imposing today.
The plan appears to contain some elements that will please each of the Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers, which were not able to agree on a system by a January deadline. The plan will be in place until 2017, unless the city and teachers union negotiate a different plan before then.
The actual plan won’t be posted until later this evening, but the state’s press release has the highlights. READ MORE