Tuesday, February 14, 2012

House education leadership team reaches agreement on teacher evaluations

House Democrats have reached an agreement with the other three caucuses and the governor’s office on a proposal to implement a statewide school teacher and principal evaluation system.

Lawmakers are calling the proposal a “professional growth model” as its primary focus is to build upon the strengths of each teacher and principal in Washington schools.

“Having a great teacher in every classroom and a great principal in every school is key to student success,” said Rep. Kris Lytton (D-Anacortes). “Quality teaching leads to powerful learning.”

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