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Kansas Seeks Public Input on Development of New Teacher Evaluation Standards

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo & Frame Credit: 123rf stock images

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo & Frame Credit: 123rf stock images

Kansas is changing the way it evaluates the performance of both students and teachers.

As part of the process, the State Department of Education is holding a series of focus groups throughout the state, and one is scheduled for the metro area later this week.

In order to receive a federal waiver of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (also known as a flexibility waiver), states promised to use multiple measures of student growth and performance when evaluating the job performance of teachers and principals.

Local teachers, school administrators, students and support staff will provide input to state officials at a focus group scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District’s Central Office and Training Center.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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