NYC outlines portfolio plan for struggling students

04/12/2004 |

Third-grade teachers in New York City have just learned they must create portfolios for students who didn't perform up to snuff on citywide math and reading tests. Once the portfolios are finished, teachers will forward them to community superintendents, who will then decide whether to promote or retain individual students. Teachers union chief Randi Weingarten said education officials did not give teachers fair notice of the new policy, which she believes will result in a "huge paperwork burden."

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