Pay for Performance

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Contract Yields New Teacher-Evaluation System

At the core of the partnership between the district and teachers in New Haven, Conn., are strategies to support teachers and their advancement. (November 15, 2011)

Spotlight on Pay for Performance

Some reformers say teachers' pay should be based on their students' academic performance, but others question the effectiveness of performance–or merit–pay.

Blog: Teacher Beat

04/18 11:10 am | Due Process About to Dissolve for Kansas Teachers | Teachers' unions in the state are protesting the change, which was approved by legislators as part of several adjustments to the state's K-12 funding system.

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The closely-watched system for evaluating teachers and providing bonus pay in the District of Columbia appears to be motivating weak and strong educators alike to higher performance.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Basing more than half a teacher's evaluation on student test scores seemed to compromise it, researchers also found.
January 8, 2013 | Updated: January 18, 2013 - Education Week
The pact approved in Newark, N.J., sets up a dual salary schedule and ensures teacher involvement in evaluations.
November 28, 2012 | Updated: December 12, 2012 - Education Week
Newer teachers are more likely than their veteran counterparts to support controversial education policies.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Voters in various states will decide on teacher evaluations, funding, and charter school access, among other issues.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Teacher pay should reflect a multidimensional evaluation system, write Gerald Tirozzi, Marian Hermie, and Wayne Schmidt.
April 12, 2012 - Education Week
The growing practice of incorporating student test scores into teacher evaluations can make or break budding union-district partnerships.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
Financial woes and unsuccessful results lead some to cut programs, though other states and districts are moving forward with plans.
September 16, 2011 - Education Week

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