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Doyle signs bill linking teacher evaluations to student performance

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Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill Monday that lets Wisconsin teachers be evaluated according to how their students perform.

It's one of four education bills the governor approved, in the hopes of getting millions in federal stimulus dollars under President Obama's Race to the Top program.

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The bill repeals a ban on using student test data to evaluate teachers, but they still cannot be disciplined or fired on that basis.

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