Panel votes down plan to overhaul Md. teacher evaluations

11/8/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

A state panel in Maryland rejected a proposal Monday to base half of teachers' evaluations on student outcomes. The change in the way teachers are graded was part of the state's successful application for federal Race to the Top funds. The state school board proposed the change, and if it continues its support, Gov. Martin O'Malley would have to decide whether to enforce the plan. A spokesman for the governor said O'Malley will not "jeopardize" the state's $250 million in Race to the Top funding.

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