Salaries & Benefits
Education news, analysis, and opinion about pay and benefits for school and district employees
Teacher Pay: How Salaries, Pensions, and Benefits Work in Schools
An Education Week primer on teacher salaries, raises, performance pay, pensions, Social Security benefits, and health-care premiums.
Budget & Finance Opinion 6 Ways to Solve the Teacher Shortage With Federal Stimulus Money
ESSER funds can help districts do something extra for teachers, writes a school finance expert.
Teaching Profession What Teachers of Color Say Will Actually Work to Diversify the Profession
In a new survey, teachers of color pick the most effective recruitment and retention strategies.
Recruitment & Retention Here's How the White House Is Tackling Teacher Shortages
Jill Biden helped roll out the administration's three-part plan, which underscores recruitment, higher pay, and hands-on training.
Teaching Profession Explainer Do Teachers Get Paid Maternity Leave? Do They Get Vacation Days? These Answers and More
Here's how teachers' sick leave and other benefits work—and how they're changing due to COVID-19 and other pressures.
Teaching Profession Inside the Push to Include Miscarriages and Stillbirths in Teachers' Leave Policies
Teachers who have suffered pregnancy loss sometimes can't take bereavement leave to grieve. Now some women are trying to change that.
Teaching Profession The Gap Between Teacher Pay and Other Professions Hits a New High. How Bad Is It?
Teachers make less than their college-educated peers in other professions, a new analysis finds.
Teaching Profession Most Americans Support Raising Teacher Pay. But There's a Partisan Rift
Public support for teacher pay raises is at its highest level in at least 15 years, an Education Next survey found.
Recruitment & Retention A Dallas Principal Lost a Fifth of Her Teachers. Can She Hire Enough by the First Day?
Principal Rocio Gardea sat at a folding table near the front of the auditorium, shuffling her papers. The pressure was on.
Teaching Profession Black Teachers, Pay Incentives, and Evaluation Systems: What New Research Shows
Black teachers in D.C. respond differently than their peers to job-evaluation pressures—and are less likely to opt into a bonus system.
School & District Management Opinion A Deeper Dive Into the 'Overspending' on Teacher Salaries
Higher teacher salaries don't just have an impact on students from wealthier homes, explains a researcher in response to readers' questions.
Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Better Pay Would Keep Teachers From Quitting. But There's More to It
We asked teachers which financial incentives would keep them in their jobs. Here's what they said.
School & District Management Schools Are Ditching COVID Leave Policies, Even as the Virus Surges Again
Numerous districts in recent months have abandoned policies preventing employees from draining sick time for COVID absences.
Teaching Profession Opinion What Does It Mean to 'Overspend' on Teacher Salaries?
Is it really possible for a district to spend too much money on teachers? Higher pay sows benefits beyond teachers' earnings.
Teaching Profession You Shouldn't Have to Treat Gunshot Wounds, Kamala Harris Tells Teachers
The vice president also unveiled a new tutoring initiative and underscored the administration's goal of higher pay for teachers.