New law to protect teachers' jobs if students test poorly on new Common Core test this year

Lawmakers have approved a safety net for local teachers when it comes to the new Common Core test. Under the new measure, low-rated teachers in

New law to protect teachers' jobs

New law to protect teachers' jobs (Credit: News 12)

YONKERS - Lawmakers have approved a safety net for local teachers when it comes to the new Common Core test.

Under the new measure, low-rated teachers in New York wouldn't be at risk of losing their jobs based simply on student performance.

The change would only apply to the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

The bill now needs the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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