New York City has slashed the number of public-school instructors receiving tenure this year–part of an effort to link teacher advancement to student performance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Of the more than 5,200 teachers who received decisions this year, 58 percent were granted tenure, down from 89 percent last year and 94 percent the year before that…

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