NY Lawmakers OK Common Core teacher safety net


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ALBANY — Low-rated teachers in New York won't be at risk of losing their jobs based simply on student performance on the new Common Core tests — at least for a few years — under legislation passed by lawmakers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill aims to prevent teachers deemed “ineffective" or “developing" from facing termination or a denial of tenure based solely on student test scores.

The changes would only apply to the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

State teachers union president Karen Magee says the proposal is a “reset button" that ensures teachers won't be unfairly judged based on the controversial new standards.

The Assembly passed the proposal last week and the Senate endorsed it early on Fridayt, June 20. This spring lawmakers voted to keep Common Core test scores off student transcripts through 2018.


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