(Editor's note: To be clear, Cuomo's plan would penalize school districts which do not implement a teacher evaluation system. State aid, however, would not be tied to the actual grades teachers receive on the evaluations.)
Total state aid to school districts is expected to increase by 4 percent next year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be preparing to throw a controversial wrinkle into that equation, according to published reports.
The Daily News reported Monday that the governor, under pressure from the feds, is considering tying a portion of state aid to implementation of a new teacher evaluation system.
The Cuomo administration has been warned by federal officials that the state could lose $1 billion in federal school funding if it makes no progress on a system to grade teachers, according to the Daily News.
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