Gov. Inslee proposes $200 million boost to K-12 funding: Education was a key topic in Inslee’s State of the State address on Tuesday. Among his proposals: $200 million for K-12 schools, including cost-of-living raises for teachers.
State senate considers adding testing to teacher evaluations (AP): The state legislature is once again considering whether student test scores should factor teacher evaluations. Three bills are up for discussion in the Senate Education Committee, one of which would give test scores a weight of 50 percent in some sections of job evaluations.
Gov. Christie wants to extend school calendar, lengthen school day (The Star-Ledger): Bridges weren’t the only topic in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address on Wednesday. He also proposed extending the school calendar and lengthening the school day in an effort to “boost student achievement.”