NYC agrees not to release teacher evaluations

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York City has agreed not to release datarating the job performance of 12,000 schoolteachers until a courthearing next month.

The United Federation of Teachers went to court Thursday seekingto block the release of the teacher ratings.

Lawyers for both sides said the city agreed it would not releasethe performance ratings with the teachers' names attached pending acourt hearing on Nov. 24.

The union says the teacher ratings are based on unprovenmethodology.

Union President Michael Mulgrew said the reports also are alsofull of errors such as teachers being assessed for students theydidn't teach.

The city Department of Education had planned to release theteacher ratings after news organizations filed Freedom ofInformation Law requests.

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