From Education News: NYSED Looks to Delay New Teacher Evaluations in New York
by Kristin Decarr
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he New York State Education Department is looking to put off the implementation of new teacher evaluations for school districts, moving it from this September to November 2016, citing the current deadline as “unrealistic.”
The November 15 deadline was set by the Education Department for new teacher and principal evaluations for the almost 700 school districts in the state as part of a set of education policy changes approved by the state and Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year. Without implementing the evaluations, districts could lose state aid.
However, Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch called the deadline “unrealistic” after hearing concerns from a number of school districts that are worried they will not be able to have a plan in place by that date, reports Joseph Spector for The Ithaca Journal.