Governor promotes teacher evaluations based on achievement


Governor Sean Parnell, in a letter to the State Board of Education and Early Development, expressed hope that the board will adopt higher professional content and performance standards for teachers and principals.

The governor encouraged the board to be bold in setting the bar higher in tying teacher evaluations to student learning. His letter also proposes dropping certain outdated and unnecessary testing of Alaska children.

“I know that student learning is important to members of the board and I am asking you to be bold and lead in this with me,” Governor Parnell wrote. “Together,...

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