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New teacher ratings give odd results

Nearly all found to meet standards

NEW YORK — Across the country, education reformers and their allies in both parties have revamped the way teachers are graded, abandoning methods under which nearly everyone was deemed satisfactory, even when students were falling behind.

More than half the states now require new teacher evaluation systems and New York City will soon have one, too, because of a deal announced last week in Albany.

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