Debate over teacher evaluations is under way in Maryland

04/29/2010 | Washington Post, The

A proposal by state education officials that would have student achievement count toward at least 50% of a teacher's evaluation may cause conflict in Maryland. Officials say the changes would demonstrate the state's commitment to reforms for the competitive Race to the Top grants. But some lawmakers and teachers union representatives say the proposal oversteps the limits of legislation that caps at 35% the weight of any one criterion on teacher evaluations.

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