Teach evaluation bill’s focus is local control

A school would have to limit the number of consecutive years a student is assigned to a teacher deemed ineffective. Some of the rules dictating how teachers and school administrators are evaluated would be delayed another two years. And test-score...

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Mich. Senate approves new teacher evaluation standards

Lansing — New state standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators would take effect in the 2017-18 academic year — four years later than planned — under legislation approved Wednesday.

The Republican-led Senate voted 22-15 largely...

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Teacher Evaluation Debate Strikes Up Again In Senate Panel

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A long discussion on the prospect of codifying the evaluation process for teachers and administrators cranked up again in the Senate today as education officials debated the merits of Sen. Phil PAVLOV's (R-St....

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Snyder yanks school reform office from Dept. of Education

Michigan’s worst-performing schools are on notice: If their plans for improvement aren’t working, the state is ready to take action.

Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday signed a controversial executive order transferring the state school reform office —and...

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Editor's Note: Put priority on teacher evaluations

The Legislature really needs to put a priority on approving a statewide teacher evaluation. It's something lawmakers failed do last session, and it is an important piece to finishing education reforms that began in 2011.

After the initial reforms...

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