You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Lowell

School Committee, teachers reach agreement

Continue reading below

After negotiating for more than a year, the Lowell School Committee and the United Teachers of Lowell teachers’ union have reached a new collective bargaining agreement. According to union president Paul Georges, a recent meeting to go over details of the new contracted focused primarily on the new educator evaluation tool, which is mandated by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for any districts receiving federal funds under the Race to the Top program. The evaluations must be negotiated by unions and school departments, and must be rolled out this year. Georges said the focus of the new system will be its use as a growth tool rather than a punitive one.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com