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Teacher Compensation

The Price of Great Teaching

TNTP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
TNTP

You can't put a figure on the value of sparking a child's love of reading, or making a whole room of students feel safe taking risks. But teaching is a profession, after all, and the truth is that the way we currently pay teachers in this country doesn't even come close to the true value of great teaching.

North Carolina, Your Teachers Are Worth More

TNTP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
TNTP

Here's something education reformers, union leaders and pretty much anyone paying attention can agree on: Teachers in North Carolina deserve a raise.

The Best Teachers Money Might Not Buy

TNTP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
TNTP

If you incentivize it, they will come...right? That's the gist of a recent federal research project called the Talent Transfer Initiative, which offered high-performing teachers in 10 districts cash awards to remain working in, or transfer to, struggling schools in town.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

Study: Earlier Teacher Raises Connects To Better Student Performance

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

A new study has found that frontloading teacher salaries —that is, awarding larger raises early in a teacher’s career and smaller raises later —...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system. Intelligent societies understand that teaching is the profession on which all other professions depend."

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

The Global Search For Education: The Education Debate 2012 - Richard Wilson Riley

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The last presidential debate offered little in the way of focus on education and related policy. Today in The Global Search for Education series, I continue my conversations with education luminaries to discuss the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

States Spend Nearly $15 Billion Paying Teachers For Advanced Degrees In 2007-08

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

States across the nation spent $14.8 billion on the so-called master’s degree bump -- compensating teachers who hold advanced degrees with additiona...

The Compensation Conversation: A Teacher's Two Cents

Teach Plus | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

There's one perspective conspicuously missing from the teacher salary discussion: a teacher's. How do we feel about how we're compensated? In what direction would we like to see this conversation move?

Bring Teachers' Pay Into This Century

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

When women had to choose between becoming teachers or nurses, we could convince them to teach Julius Caesar for 30 years with a small salary. Not anymore.

Former Ed Sec Margaret Spellings: It's Not 'Us Versus Them" In Teacher Reform

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I'll say it again -- this can't be "us" versus "them." The most important "them" in education reform is the students, and it must be all of us for all of them.

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...

Joy Resmovits

What's In A Resolution: NEA's Van Roekel Says Language Shift Does Not Signal Policy Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

When the National Education Association held its membership conference over Independence Day weekend, it made headlines for endorsing Barack Obama ear...

CPS: Teacher Compensation Tied To Scores Delivers Few Results

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After failing to win the first round of grants, the State of Illinois applied Wednesday for a second round of federal Race to the Top funds. The $4 b...