Colorado teacher-reform bill heads to governor

05/13/2010 | Denver Post, The

Colorado lawmakers approved a controversial bill to change the system for assessing teachers and awarding tenure that is being hailed by some as a national model of education reform, while others say it will do little to help teachers improve. Notable provisions include awarding teacher tenure after three positive yearly evaluations -- 50% of which will be based on students' academic progress -- and allowing tenure to be revoked after two years of negative evaluations. The bill is headed to the governor, who supports the measure.

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