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McKenna, Inslee together on teacher evaluation law

Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee are praising a new law that passed the state Legislature this year making evaluations a part of how teachers are judged.

McKenna, the Republican attorney general, and the Democrat Inslee both appeared at a Thursday event in Seattle sponsored by the Alliance for Education. McKenna has made education a key part of his campaign. He said the new evaluation law will probably need further legislation to make sure it is implemented. Inslee called it a "good start" and said he'd unveil his education agenda soon.

The new law uses improvement in student test scores as a factor in hiring, firing and tenure decisions for teachers.

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