Saying they lack the expertise internally, the Georgia Department of Education plans to spend $758,000 to bring in outside help to develop a system for evaluating teachers and administrators based on how their students perform academically, reports AJC. As the state looks at linking students’ performance to teachers’ pay, the department wants a team of experts on teacher quality and evaluations to take the lead on creating the new and uniform system for evaluating Georgia’s 143,000 teachers and school administrators. The team will be headed by James Stronge, professor of educational policy, planning and leadership at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

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