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To improve our schools, we need to make it harder to become a teacher. (Slate)
Five years ago, Washington, D.C. became a centerpiece in what became a national push to improve teaching by tying raises and job performance reviews to improvements in student test scores. (PBS)
More than 1 million students in 14 states tested new Common Core standardized exams this spring, and the experiment went well, the test creators said Thursday. (Washington Post)
New York
Teachers rated poorly due to weak student test scores would get a two-year “safety net” protecting them from consequences to their careers under an agreement reached Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders. (Wall Street Journal)
As the legislative session wrapped up in Albany on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward a proposal to protect teachers from high-stakes consequences tied to student performance on new state tests. (WNYC)


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