Hundreds of teachers and principals in New York City have attended training sessions that began two weeks ago to provide a better understanding of the Danielson Framework, a classroom observation model being piloted in some city schools as part of a new teacher-evaluation system. The sessions are being held by the teachers' union, which parted with the city on planning efforts amid an impasse over the new evaluations, and are meant to foster a deeper and more unified understanding of the framework, which union leaders say has been lacking.

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