Published Online: October 11, 2011
Published in Print: October 12, 2011, as Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay

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Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay

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

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