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November 01, 2011

Teacher Bonuses in Idaho Linked to Parental Engagement

Some Idaho districts are basing teacher bonuses on their ability to engage parents.

October 14, 2011

NEA Teams With Virginia District on Salary Changes

By guest blogger Liana Heitin In a vague press release, the National Education Association announced that it has linked up with the Alexandria public schools in Virginia to review the district's employee-compensation model, claiming this to be "a first of its kind partnership." Superintendent Mort...

August 24, 2011

Changes on the Horizon for TIF?

For the next round of the federal Teacher Incentive Fund grants, the U.S. Department of Education plans to make some alternations to program, officials said this week at a meeting of TIF grantees.

June 08, 2011

Leadership, Responsibilities Not Reflected in Teacher Pay

A report on district spending patters shows most teachers aren't compensated for taking on additional roles and responsibilities

May 19, 2011

AFT Calls for End to Pension 'Spiking,' but Defends Benefits

The American Federation of Teachers says that, despite a lot of the political rhetoric out there, teachers' retirement benefits are not overly generous. But it also calls for ending some practices, such as pension "spiking" that raise taxpayer costs.

April 25, 2011

Ohio Teacher Pay Changes Coming ... Next Up, Testing?

On the heels of a bill that restructures Ohio teachers' pay, Gov. Kasich wants to test teachers in underperforming schools.

March 16, 2011

Bill to End Tenure, Create Merit Pay Awaits Florida Governor's Signature

A bill to eliminate teacher tenure and require districts to institute merit pay keyed to teacher evaluation awaits the signature of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott's desk.

March 09, 2011

No Effects Seen in NYC Schoolwide Pay Program

New York City's now defunct schoolwide performance-pay program didn't increase student learning in any statistically meaningful way, according to a new study.

February 03, 2011

Study Finds Few Gains in Schoolwide Pay Program

Schoolwide bonus pay for teachers in New York City doesn't seem to boost student achievement as a general rule—and it also seems to dilute individual incentives for boosting achievement growth. But in those schools with high levels of teacher collaboration, it might have some slight benefits, concludes a new study by two Columbia University economists.

February 01, 2011

Florida Tries Again With Teacher Pay Bill

Florida lawmakers reintroduced a bill that would make changes to teacher pay, this time including more safeguards and involving teachers in early negotiations.

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