Half of states to take Duncan's offer to delay of teacher-rating systems

States that received waivers from No Child Left Behind by the summer of 2012 initially had until the 2015-16 school year to begin using new teacher-evaluation systems. Now, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has offered states an exception -- with about half saying they will take it -- that extends the deadline to the 2016-17 school year. While some states say they need more time, others, including New Mexico, intend to stick with the original timeline.

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