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Lucia Mar teacher program worries union

  • 10-04-2010
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By Cynthia Lambert/San Luis Obispo Tribune

As the Lucia Mar school board unanimously accepted a $7.2 million, five-year federal grant for teacher coaching and evaluation at six campuses, the district’s teachers union raised concerns with the program’s accountability requirements and how they could change the way teachers are evaluated. San Luis Obispo County’s largest school system was one of three schools and districts in California, and one of 62 nationwide, to be awarded the grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund. District leaders plan to use the money to launch a program called TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. It focuses on ongoing professional development — with special mentor-teaching positions — but also provides a new system for evaluating teacher performance that includes bonuses. (more…)

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