Release of ratings of New York City teachers on hold
| Oct 25, 2010
A battle that erupted in Los Angeles this summer over the public release of teacher ratings is now flaring in New York and could become prominent in the debate over school reform efforts nationwide.
Last week, New York City education officials announced plans to provide news organizations ratings on teachers that are derived from calculations on how much year-to-year progress their students make on standardized tests. But officials put that plan on hold for several weeks, a city education spokeswoman said, while a state court considers a teachers' union petition to block the release. At issue is disclosure of records that include the names of thousands of teachers. Read more of this article in The Washington Post online or in The Wall Street Journal.