Colorado lawmakers to consider teacher-tenure reforms

04/13/2010 | Denver Post, The

A bill to reform the teacher-tenure system in Colorado has been introduced in the state legislature. Provisions of the bill include basing 50% of teacher evaluations on students' academic growth and granting tenure to teachers after three years of being designated as "highly effective" -- a label also tied to student achievement. The head of the Colorado Education Association, which represents 40,000 educators, said the union opposes the bill and warned that it is "too much, too fast."

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