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Galway officials admit teacher standards too low

Board approved plan to hold on to aid

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Galway Central School District officials say they are settling for what they consider a less-than-acceptable standard of student achievement in order to keep state funds. Those funds are tied to adopting a state-mandated plan that grades teachers based on student test scores. In certain subjects, the district has agreed to grade teachers as “effective” if at least 35 percent of students meet their goals, even though district officials think 66 percent for every teacher is ...

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