Teachers would be 'graded' differently under reform legislation
In schools throughout Michigan, students aren't the only ones who get grades. Teachers get a report card, too, and the way that teachers are evaluated could be changing in Michigan.
A bill passed the state Senate this past spring that would reform how evaluations are done, giving local school districts more power to decide how they want to grade teachers. The bill would also reduce the importance of standardized testing to teacher evaluations.
Jake Neher, Capitol bureau reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, explains the bill: