To address the familiar problem of high-need schools with inadequate resources, the New York City Department of Education created a program to allow the most effective teachers to stay in the classroom while taking on leadership roles to help other teachers. This brief quotes extensively from interviews with the teachers involved to describe the program's challenges and successes.
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11 Aug 2016
An effective compensation system should directly support district recruitment, hiring, and retention goals by recognizing and rewarding effective teachers and teacher candidates. AIR understands that any adjustments to the structure of educator compensation must be closely tied to robust evaluation, hiring practices, opportunities for ongoing professional development, and opportunities for career advancement.
Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants support the use of performance-based compensation and other human capital strategies that enhance and sustain performance-based compensation, in order to increase students’ access to effective educators in high-need schools. AIR provides technical support to the Center for Educational Innovation in New York City, which manages four TIF grants that serve groups of independent charter schools in New York City, Buffalo, and New Jersey.
1 Jan 2010
Research suggests that students strongly benefit when they are provided substantially more time to engage in academic enrichment and youth development opportunities, both within and outside the school building. This report offers practitioners support in their efforts to integrate high-quality, expanded learning opportunities in state, district, and school reform initiatives.