Teacher evaluations: state board gives the nod to providing slower rollout

The State Board of Education Wednesday approved a plan that slows the statewide rollout of new teacher evaluations linked to student performance.

Instead of districts’ being required to evaluate every one of its teachers next school year, the plan allows local officials to begin with at least one-third of the teachers in each district being evaluated in the first year followed by everyone the next year.

For more details of what is included in the plan aimed at giving districts flexibility, see this story.