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Md. District to Create Program for Teacher, Principal Bonuses

By Vaishali Honawar — March 11, 2008 1 min read
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Teachers and administrators at 12 schools in the Prince George’s County, Md., school district could receive bonuses under a performance-pay pilot program unveiled last week.

Funding for the program, which will begin in the next school year, will come from a $17 million grant that the 134,000-student district received from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund.

Two committees, one of teachers and another of school- and district-level administrators and union officials, will work out the guidelines for the program.

Teachers could earn up to $10,000 in bonuses each year, while principals and assistant principals could earn up to $12,500.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 12, 2008 edition of Education Week

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