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01-11-2011, 12:41 PM
This from the N.Y. Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/education/11data.html) by Sharon Otterman:
A Manhattan judge ruled Monday that the city may release performance rankings of thousands of teachers to the public, denying a request by the teachers union to keep the teachers’ names confidential.

But the public is unlikely to see the rankings soon. The union, the United Federation of Teachers, said Monday that it would appeal the ruling, and lawyers for the city said the rankings would be withheld pending the outcome.

The rankings, known as Teacher Data Reports (http://www.theschoolboards.com/Teacher%20Data%20Reports), grade more than 12,000 of the city’s 80,000 public school teachers based on how much progress their students made on standardized tests. They were developed four years ago as a pilot program to improve instruction; this year they have become a factor in tenure decisions. Several news organizations, including The New York Times, have requested access to the data.

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