Rewarding

Schools retain great teachers and leaders by appropriately rewarding their excellence and ability to extend their reach to more students. The Innovation Station’s resources for rewarding include the following:

  • General resources on budgeting and pay, such as publications, websites, and multimedia presentations on the following: how to provide strategic educator compensation, how to pay teachers more within regular budgets, and how to develop new compensation systems that enable teachers and leaders to pursue their passions in a sustainable way.
  • Case studies and examples on promising compensation reforms, including those funded by the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF).

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As part of the U.S Department of Education's RESPECT (Recognizing Education Success, Professional, Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching) movement, this publication lays out seven critical... Read more »
Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is an organization that provides resources and tools that aim to change the way people, time, and money are used in urban education to dramatically improve student... Read more »
This report considers teacher effectiveness reforms over the last 10 years and addresses changes in practices and policy that resulted from these reforms.

Despite proliferating chatter about the need to reform teacher compensation, the bulk of teacher pay remains fundamentally unchanged.

This Public Impact webpage contains links to financial analyses of three of the 20+ Opportunity Culture school models.
Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is an organization that provides resources and tools that aim to change the way people, time, and money are used in urban education to dramatically improve student... Read more »
This report is one in a series of four on rethinking teacher compensation. It examines the experiences and offerings given to a teacher by the school system.
Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is an organization that provides resources and tools that aim to change the way people, time, and money are used in urban education to dramatically improve student... Read more »
Produced by the District Management Journal, this series of 10 briefs summarizes 10 key opportunities for districts to realign resources and free up funds for other district priorities.
With national focus on reforming teacher evaluation and development, school districts are finding themselves in need of rethinking how teachers are compensated and how to tie this compensation to... Read more »
This policy guide by Public Impact shows how districts can design teacher career paths that will keep excellent teachers in the classroom and extend their reach to more students, for more pay, within... Read more »
This report examines how educators working together can improve student outcomes.
Teachers in the United States have historically had lower average salaries than their peers with similar educational backgrounds, with 62 percent of teachers requiring a second job outside of the... Read more »
This report, released by the National Education Association, identifies guiding principles set by 21 teachers and leaders from across the country to transform the teaching profession.

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This case study focuses on an innovative teacher contract approved and implemented in Baltimore in 2012 under Dr. Andres Alonso, the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

This research study, published by the U.S. Department of Education and Mathematica Policy Research, analyzes the effect of providing high-performing teachers selective transfer incentives to move to... Read more »
To address the shortage of excellent teachers in the United States, the System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP) has created a multipronged incentive structure to recruit more of America’s... Read more »