Recently in Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Category


October 05, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Announces TIF 5 Awards

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients Teacher Incentive Fund Round 5 grants which give school districts the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for recruiting and retaining highly effective educators.

September 27, 2012

USDOE Announces TIF Round 4 Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of round four of the Teacher Incentive Fund. The TIF 4 competition has two components: the General TIF Competition and the TIF Competition with a Focus on STEM. The districts and states that secured awards include: General TIF Compet...

June 08, 2012

Human Capital, STEM, & Evaluation Focus of $285M TIF Competition

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a 277-page report outlining updated priorities, application information, eligibility requirements, and other details for a fourth round of Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, which are set to be awarded this fall. The TIF 4 competition provides two g...

March 28, 2012

Monetary Vs. Non-monetary Rewards: Which Are More Attractive?

More and more districts are asking me about non-monetary awards. Why? There's a growing belief that not only would many educators prefer rewards other than cash, but that non-monetary awards are actually "free" or "cheaper" in comparison to bonuses. What are the differences between the two types o...

January 22, 2012

What is TIF & Why Should Your District Care?

Over the past three years, I've had the pleasure of working, in one way or another, with more than 42 school districts that have received a federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant. TIF grants are designed to support state level departments of education, districts, charter schools, or non-profit o...

January 05, 2012

Understanding Educator Compensation Systems

One area of talent management that piques my interest (and an issue that I spend a great amount of time working on with districts across the country) is compensation. On December 31, 2011, the New York Times published an article, "In Washington, Large Rewards in Teacher Pay." It highlights the work ...





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