State Sets New Deadline in NYC Teacher Plan Tussle

by Associated Press
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A new deadline has been set for Feb. 15

There's another deadline in New York's efforts to get its largest school district to adopt a system to rate its teachers and principals.

Education Commissioner John King says Friday that New York City has already lost $240 million in state education aid by missing Thursday's deadline to submit a teacher evaluation plan. But King says there are hundreds of millions of dollars more still at risk if the city and its teachers union can't agree on a plan.

He's given the New York City Education Department until Feb. 15 to outline how it's going to prepare to implement any plan that's eventually adopted.

All of the state's nearly 700 districts had to submit a plan in order to receive an increase in state education aid for the current school year.

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