News in Brief
State May Prescribe N.Y.C. Evaluation Plan
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York says that if New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the city teachers' union can't agree on a teacher-evaluation system, the state will impose one.
The Democratic governor said last week he'll propose a law to allow the state education department to develop a system to evaluate New York City teachers if a deal isn't reached by September. State law requires a deal by then to avoid the loss of more than $200 million in state aid and more federal aid.
Lack of a deal has already cost the city more than $250 million in state aid to its schools under a 2010 law aimed at improving education and securing a federal grant to help reform education. Legislative leaders appear to support Gov. Cuomo's idea.
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