Friday, March 22, 2013

New York Legislator: City To Lose $250 Million In Teacher Evaluation Impasse

The AP (3/22) reports, "Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says New York City schools will lose about $250 million because of the impasse over a teacher evaluation system, but the loss won't be compounded in coming years." The piece notes that Silver says that an additional $300 million in state funding for the 2013-14 school year will offset the loss. "Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers union couldn't agree on a teacher evaluation system required by a state law. The penalty was losing an annual increase in state aid."

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