Memphis teachers get termination notices

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - More than 30 city school teachers in Memphis got termination notices and another 90 are awaiting tenure hearings as the district completes the first year of a new teacher evaluation process.

This is the first year Tennessee school districts are using a multi-measure scale that rates teachers based on factors including student achievement and principal observations in the classroom.

District officials told The Commercial Appeal ( ) that fewer than 25 are being considered for termination based solely on their job reviews. The majority are cited for issues like insubordination, neglect of duty or inefficiency.

John Barker, Memphis City Schools chief of staff, said it will be interesting to see how teacher evaluation results are viewed across the rest of the state.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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