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Does Paying Teachers $125,000 Salaries Increase Test Scores?

Nov 5, 2014

THE $125,000 EXPERIMENT: At The Equity Project Charter School in NYC, teachers (who are neither tenured nor union members) make a base salary of $125,000--although almost half did not return for a second year. But despite these losses, students achieved significant test score gains. Over at The Atlantic, Sonali Kohli asks how this different approach to teacher pay and retention impacts student performance in “What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?” 

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Does Paying Teachers $125,000 Salaries Increase Test Scores?

Nov 5, 2014

THE $125,000 EXPERIMENT: At The Equity Project Charter School in NYC, teachers (who are neither tenured nor union members) make a base salary of $125,000--although almost half did not return for a second year. But despite these losses, students achieved significant test score gains. Over at The Atlantic, Sonali Kohli asks how this different approach to teacher pay and retention impacts student performance in “What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?” 

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