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