News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup
Alaska Moves Ahead on Incentive Program
Alaska officials are preparing to craft regulations for a new incentive program that offers a range of school employees cash bonuses for improved student academic performance.
The three-year trial program, which the legislature approved last month, was scaled back from the proposal initially unveiled by Gov. Frank H. Murkowski, a Republican, and state Commissioner of Education Roger Sampson earlier this year.
Under the $8.5 million program, employees with certification, such as teachers and principals, can get up to $5,500 for raising scores on state tests. Other employees, such as custodians and teachers’ aides, can get up to $2,500.
Citing budgetary concerns, legislators decided that no more than 850 certified employees could receive the bonuses per year.
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- Classroom Teachers
- The Cambridge Schools, Doha, Qa, Qatar
- SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - CANTON, MS
- Canton Public School District, Canton, MS
- Superintendent, Clarke County Public Schools
- Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Berryville, VA
- Masconomet RSD Superintendent of Schools
- New England School Development Council, Topsfield, MA
- Upper School (6th-12th grade) General Studies Principal
- Robert M. Beren Academy, Houston, TX