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Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is proposing dramatic changes to how teachers advance and are compensated for their work.

The Republican governor’s plan would pay teachers on four tiers and offer a pay bump for beginning educators. Teachers could earn extra money by agreeing to work in programs with longer school days or school years.

Gov. Branstad also wants to provide value-added measures that take into account students backgrounds and academic gains. Most of the proposals would require legislative approval.

Vol. 31, Issue 07, Page 4

Published in Print: October 12, 2011, as Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay
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