January 22 | The Record

By Elizabeth Roberts

A scathing report faulting state school districts for not complying with a decades-old teacher-evaluation law cites Stockton Unified, which has been mired in a lengthy stalemate over contract negotiations centered around the contentious issue.

The EdVoice analysis, “Student Progress Ignored,” looked at a sample of 26 school districts that serve 1.25 million students, 20 percent of California’s enrollment. Half of the districts do not mention any form of student progress in their evaluation or collective bargaining language, the report found. EdVoice points to those findings in pushing the Legislature and state Board of Education to take steps to rectify the issue, such as tying compliance to Local Control Funding Formula money.