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Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay

By Sean Cavanagh — October 11, 2011 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2011 edition of Education Week as Iowa Gov. Branstad Unveils Blueprint for Teacher Pay

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