A new teacher-evaluation system created out of an unusual collaboration among district, city and union officials is now in its second year in New Haven, Conn., schools. Though the so-called TEVAL system led to the resignation of some 34 teachers, some with tenure, educators welcome the new focus on professional development and improving instruction. "There's nothing [in the evaluation framework] teachers don't aspire to or can't improve upon," teacher Daniel Wajnowski said.

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