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Cuomo: Delay Common Core teacher evaluations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teachers shouldn't lose their jobs simply because their students performed poorly on the state's new Common Core tests -- at least for a few years.

The Democrat proposed legislation Thursday that would change how test scores are used in evaluations to prevent teachers deemed "ineffective" or "developing" from facing termination or a denial of tenure based solely on student test scores.

The changes would apply to the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

State teachers union president Karen Magee says Cuomo's proposal is a "reset button" that ensures teachers won't be unfairly judged based on the controversial new standards.

Lawmakers voted earlier this year to keep Common Core test scores off student transcripts through 2018.

Lawmakers expect to consider Cuomo's legislation before adjourning Thursday.