Tuesday, April 27, 2010

News Releases - News Room - United States Senator George LeMieux

LeMieux, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Evaluate and Improve Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

WASHINGTON- In an effort to better evaluate and improve teacher and principal effectiveness, U.S. Senators George LeMieux (R-FL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) today will introduce a new bipartisan initiative to provide teachers, principals, and school leaders with comprehensive professional development and mentoring programs to strengthen effective teaching and leadership skills. The Teacher and Principal Improvement Act, which amends Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), will for the first time establish evaluation systems to measure the effectiveness of these programs on student learning and assess whether individual teachers and principals are having positive impacts on raising student achievement in their classrooms.


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