NCLB waivers prioritize changes to teacher evaluations

Eleven states seeking waivers from No Child Left Behind must demonstrate the plan they have in place to evaluate teachers. Observers contend that it remains unclear what criteria federal officials are using to assess those plans. States that are granted waivers also could have difficulty making those plans a reality under state laws and collective bargaining agreements. Officials have said that the flexibility granted under the waivers could be revoked if conditions are not met.

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