NYS Education Department recognizes SCSD
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse City School District is getting recognition for their efforts to improve the district.
The New York State Education Department announced Syracuse as one of ten districts whose teacher evaluation plan has been adopted as a model for other schools to follow.
State officials say Syracuse's plan stood out because it focused well on improving educational methods and effectiveness.
"The goal of the law, the way that it was designed was to really focus on those multiple opportunities for teachers and leaders to demonstrate their effectiveness. And I think that the Syracuse plan does that well," said New York State Deputy Education Commissioner.
A state law requires roughly 700 school districts to have approved evaluations by January 2013 in order to receive their portion of the $805 million increase in state aid.