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Assembly to vote on education reform bill


The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote on a bill that would require kindergarten screening exams and teacher evaluations based partly on test scores as part of an initiative to improve student reading.

The proposal cleared the Senate last week. It is one of Gov. Scott Walker's top priorities but has drawn criticism from Democrats and state Superintendent Tony Evers. They have complained the plan does not bring charter schools and private voucher schools into the new accountability system. Walker and Republican bill sponsors say those changes weren't ready.

The bill was developed following the work last year of bipartisan task forces.

The measure was one of dozens the Assembly was planning to pass during its final days in session this week.


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