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D.C. Teachers Get New Performance Framework

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With classes set to begin today in D.C. schools, teachers in the District already have a big homework assignment. Teachers were given a 200-page volume last week called the "DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework." It outlines Chancellor Michelle Rhee's expectations for teacher performance.

Teachers will receive revamped evaluations based in part on the new framework. A group of "master teachers" will contribute to those evaluations, joining principals in assessing their peers. The changes are intended to make performance reviews more objective.

Among the guidelines: Teachers shouldn't waste more than three minutes of class time because of poor organization or planning. And teachers shouldn't have more than five minutes of bad student behavior per half-hour. Rhee and Mayor Adrian Fenty are set to discuss the guidelines later this morning.

Patrick Madden reports...


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