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The Kentucky House has approved legislation establishing a statewide system of teacher evaluation.

The bill’s primary sponsor is House Education Committee Chairman Carl Rollins of Midway.

“The plan would not be implemented until the 2013-14 school year. But the real significance of the plan is that it would use multiple measures to evaluate teachers and administrators,” he says.

The bill cleared the House 92-2. Later, the House voted 91-4 to amend the state constitution to assure hunting and fishing rights for Kentuckians. Voters would have ultimate say in amending the constitution, but for now, both bills move to the Senate.