Behind the Headline: This School Paid Teachers $125,000 a Year — and Test Scores Went Up

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This School Paid Teachers $125,000 a Year — and Test Scores Went Up
10/24/14 | Vox

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Scrap the Sacrosanct Salary Schedule
Fall 2008 | Education Next

In 2009, a new charter school in New York City announced that it would pay all its teachers $125,000 a year with the possibility of a bonus on top of that. A new study by Mathematica finds that students at the school (called The Equity Project) have learned in four years as much math as they would have learned in 5.6 years elsewhere.

An article in Education Next by Jacob Vigdor looked at problems with the salary schedules that govern pay for most teachers in the U.S. and at reasons why pay for some teachers should be much higher.

Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel have explored how teacher leaders could be paid 130 percent more and other teachers could be paid 40 percent more, all within budget, by using innovative staffing models.

-Education Next

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