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Teacher evaluation system undergoing review

State instructors have bristled at the new rating regime tied to pay raises and firings

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2014

~~<p>As public school teachers await their first performance ratings under the state's new evaluation system, Department of Education officials say they are weighing ways to improve the controversial evaluations for next year, and plan to make changes by July 1.</p>
<p>As part of teachers' 2013-17 labor contract, the state and teachers union agreed to the high-stakes evaluations, which starting next school year will tie ratings to pay raises, tenure and termination.</p>
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As public school teachers await their first performance ratings under the state's new evaluation system, Department of Education officials say they are weighing ways to improve the controversial evaluations for next year, and plan to make changes by July 1.

As part of teachers' 2013-17 labor contract, the state and teachers union agreed to the high-stakes evaluations, which starting next school year will tie ratings to pay raises, tenure and termination. Login for more...



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