The most-closely watched was a bill that would delay the use of new state testing in the evaluation of teachers and schools. Support for the bill gained momentum in the last couple of weeks, and the state Senate appeared poised to pass it yesterday and move it to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.The details of the compromise are anyone's guess, but one possibility is to move forward next year with the PARCC assessments but delay for one year linking the results to teacher evaluations.
But as the day progressed, the legislation was held at the last minute, as Christie himself offered up news of a possible compromise -- although he wouldn’t say just yet what it was.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) after the session did not rule out reviving the bill when the Senate meets again on Monday, but he said he would first wait to see what Christie would present.
“He has mentioned to us he is working out something … but if we haven’t come to agreement on some kind of executive order by Monday, then we’ll move (on the bill),” Sweeney said in an interview.
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