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Duncan Praises Denver’s Teacher Evaluation System At National Reporting Conference

“I know new evaluation systems are imperfect and can be unsettling for teachers. But tell me another way to figure out which teachers are succeeding and which are struggling, and how we can help more teachers excel. We need to learn from districts where meaningful evaluation and high expectations are coupled with real support and teacher leadership — districts like Hillsborough County and Denver.”

That’s part of what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a room full of education reporters and writers this afternoon when he spoke at the 67th annual Education Writers Association national conference at Vanderbilt University.