Published Online: February 19, 2013

NY Gov. to propose state settle NYC teacher evals

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to step up the state's involvement in a costly impasse over New York City teacher evaluations.

An administration official confirms to The Associated Press that the governor's 30-day budget amendments this week will propose establishing the state as arbitrator of the dispute between the New York City school system and its teachers' union over a new teacher evaluation program.

The official spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss it publicly in advance. The proposal was first reported by the New York Post.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers' failure to agree on an evaluation plan has already cost city schools $250 million in state aid.

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Associated Press writer Michael Virtanen contributed from Albany, N.Y.


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