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City school system requests judge to settle dispute over teacher evaluations
City school system requests judge to settle dispute over teacher evaluations

The city school system is asking a judge to settle a dispute with the union over changes to teacher evaluations. The Baltimore Teachers Union in June filed a class action grievance against the school system over changes to the evaluation system that affect teacher ratings and pay. The union expressed concerns with adjustments to the "cut scores" that determine whether a teacher is "highly effective" "effective," "developing" or "ineffective." The changes would cause some teachers with the same numerical score as the previous year to receive a different rating, and therefore potentially not receive an automatic pay raise. For example, a...

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