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18 States Changed Tenure Laws

By Sean Cavanagh — August 29, 2011 1 min read

At least 18 states have approved laws affecting teacher tenure and the granting of continuing contracts so far this year, according to a new report by the Education Commission of the States. In many of those states, the changes have made it more difficult to obtain job protections or required teacher performance evaluations in decisions to grant tenure.

A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 2011 edition of Education Week as 18 States Changed Tenure Laws

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