Amanda M. Fairbanks

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Will test-based teacher evaluations derail the Common Core?

GREAT NECK, N.Y. — On Sept. 2, the day her principal shared each teacher’s annual evaluation, Sheri Lederman came home from work and announced to her husband that she was…

Christina Liberatore, an inclusion teacher at East Moriches Elementary School, helps her fourth-grade students complete a group assignment. (Photo: Amanda M. Fairbanks)

Can special education students keep up with the Common Core?

East Moriches, New York — On a morning in late May, the pace was slow and deliberate as seven students formed a semicircle around their teacher to work on a…