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Hickenlooper signs Colorado teacher tenure bill

February 16, 2012

The following article was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette.  To see the complete article click here.



DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill to implement new teacher tenure rules in Colorado.

The rules set up a four-tier rating system for teachers and principals. Teachers would have to get three consecutive “effective” ratings to receive employment protections, or tenure. Teachers who already have tenure would not lose that status unless they had two straight years of “ineffective” ratings.

Teachers would be evaluated on factors including student test scores. The evaluation standards will be tested in certain school districts next school year.

The bill that Hickenlooper signed Wednesday came after more than a year of work by teachers, parents, school board members and community advocates to develop the standards.

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/hickenlooper-133559-signs-teacher.html#ixzz1mZQ4PqwW


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