New York state's Board of Regents announced a proposal to improve education by increasing the cap on charter schools and tying teacher evaluations to student performance. Under the plan, state tests would be be aligned more closely with national tests, and new curriculum standards would be developed in computer technology and the arts. Many components of the plan are linked to criteria for federal Race to the Top money. The plan is largely subject to approval by the state Legislature, which with the state's teachers unions has opposed many of the suggested reforms.
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