Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dallas - tying performance to teacher pay

8) An innovative plan was approved in Dallas:

Dallas ISD trustees made a major change to the way teachers are paid on Thursday by approving a new evaluation system that ties their pay to performance.

Trustees voted 7-2 to end the standard practice of paying teachers based on tenure and college degrees. Trustees Bernadette Nutall and Carla Ranger voted against the measure.

The new evaluation, called the Texas Excellence Initiative, would start in the 2014-15 school year. Changes to the salary structure would launch in 2015-16.

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