Teacher Pay & Career Advancement

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A Leader’s Guide to Sustainably Funded Excellence

Teacher Pay & Career Advancement [pdf]

As new evaluation systems begin to enable school and district leaders to identify their excellent teachers, states and school systems are looking ahead to the next step and asking: Now that we know who our great teachers are, how can we give them the opportunity to take on new roles and advance in their careers? How can we pay them more? How can we do this sustainably? And how can we design new roles so that students benefit, by gaining access to top teachers? This brief provides answers to these questions, explaining the ways schools can offer sustainably funded career advancement and higher pay to teachers, while reaching more students with excellent teaching.

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