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Teacher-Pay Policies

By Mary C. Breaden — November 13, 2007 1 min read
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Current State Policies that Reform Teacher Pay

The teacher-pay structures that succeed in improving teacher retention and student performance develop and use a variety of pay programs, require teacher participation in the development of them, consistently reevaluate their merits, and test the programs in high-needs schools, says a report by the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank.

The report drew from governmental and academic surveys to evaluate different compensation structures, such as pay for obtaining additional skills and certifications, pay for performance, and pay for teaching in high-needs subjects and areas.

A version of this article appeared in the November 14, 2007 edition of Education Week

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