Steve Cook: Teachers support bills for fair evaluations

For too long, there’s been the misconception that teachers resist the idea of being evaluated on their performance. That’s not true. What teachers want is a valid, consistent evaluation process performed by knowledgeable and trained...

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Michigan lawmakers vote to delay teacher evaluation rules

Michigan lawmakers voted Wednesday to implement statewide standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators while also delaying their implementation a year or two.

The standards were supposed to be in effect this school year under a 2011...

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Fiscal Impact of Delaying SB 817

The proposed delay of the performance evaluation system for teachers and administrators could result in some savings for the fiscal year 2014-15 budget; however, the extent of those savings is unknown, and any savings in FY 2014-15 would have to...

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