By Keshia Clukey | Politico NY
ALBANY — The vast majority of school districts and teachers’ unions seem to be having difficulty coming to an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
As of the end of last week, only 12 plans had been approved, with another 47 submitted for review, according to the state education department. There are 674 districts statewide.
The new evaluation system was put into place last session. It puts more emphasis on students’ state test scores, and has been met with criticism, including from the state Board of Regents, which put in place a waiver system to delay the implementation.