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Potential changes to Baltimore City teacher evaluations

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Potential changes to Baltimore City teacher evaluations
The debate over how teachers should be evaluated may change in Baltimore City.
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SHOULD BE EVALUATED IS ON THEDRAWING BOARD IN BALTIMORECITY.

THE DISTRICT CLAIMS THATTHE OBSERVATION SYSTEM INPLACE DOESNTEACHE━T━ DPERFORMANCE.

CURRENTLYPRINCIPALS CAN COME IN AT ANYTIME FOR AN INFORMALOBSERVATION WHICH IS USED FORCOACHING AND DEVELOPMENT.

THETEACHERS UNION IS AGAINST THEPOTENTIAL POLICY CHANGE THATWOULD ALLOW PRINCIPALS ANDADMINISTRATORS UNANNOUNCEDFORMAL OBSERVATIONS ADDINGTHAT“SURPRIS” OBSERVATIONSTHAT IMPACT SALARY ANDCERTIFICATION DON'T EXIST INOTHER DISTRICTS.16:51:3━16:51:55“When werebeing formally observed weshould be given a heads up sthat we can properly prepare.We currently have theopportunity to have a preobservation that we meet withour qualified observer so thatwe can discuss what welooking for.

More importantlyso that I can tell myqualified observer any of thethings that I specificallywant to grow on so thatobserver knows what to lofor and how to guide me” THETEACHERS UNION SAYS THAT 99PERCENT OF THE 500 TEACHETHEY SURVEYED ARE AGAINSTUNANNOUNCED FORMALOBSERVATIONS.

THE SCHOOL BOARDWILL VOTE ON THE ISSUE ONAUGUST




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