New Haven schools remove 34 teachers from classrooms under new evaluation system
By Abbe Smith, New Haven Register, 9/13/11
NEW HAVEN — Thirty-four teachers who failed to make the grade last year are no longer in the classroom, the result of the district's new evaluation system.
Sixteen were tenured teachers.
The final results of the teacher and principal evaluation systems were presented at Monday's Board of Education meeting. Over the past year, New Haven rolled out a new evaluation system that garnered national attention for including student performance on standardized tests, as well as other standards to determine teachers' effectiveness.
The system, which also rewards top-performing teachers, is the result of collaboration between district leaders and the teachers' union. In addition to teachers, four principals were let go from the district over the past two years.