NY Lawmakers OK Common Core teacher safety net

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 19, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.



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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Low-rated teachers in New York won't be at risk of losing their jobs based simply on student performance on the new Common Core tests — at least for a few years — under legislation passed by lawmakers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill aims to prevent teachers deemed "ineffective" or "developing" from facing termination or a denial of tenure based solely on student test scores.

The changes would only apply to the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

State teachers union president Karen Magee says the proposal is a "reset button" that ensures teachers won't be unfairly judged based on the controversial new standards.

The Assembly passed the proposal Thursday night and the Senate endorsed it early Friday. This spring lawmakers voted to keep Common Core test scores off student transcripts through 2018.

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