Cuomo announces mandatory teacher evaluation plan

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(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

After the teachers union and the city failed to reach agreement on a teacher evaluation system for city schools by the deadline last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that schools will get a state-imposed system by June 1, the Daily News reported.

Cuomo said that State Education Commissioner John King will take ideas from the union and the city into consideration, and use his own discretion to create a final plan.

The governor will include the teacher evaluation bill in his 30-day budget amendment that will be formally submitted on Thursday.

The mandatory plan will prevent the city from losing hundreds of millions of dollars in school aid. The Department of Education already lost $250 million in state educational aid last month when it did not reach an agreement by Jan. 17.


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