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2012-08-09 12:48:27

A bonus payment to teachers can improve student academic performance — but only when it is given upfront, on the condition that part of the money must be returned if student performance fails to improve.

2010-01-29 11:01:00


2008-10-13 09:00:37

By John Florez Bridge to nowhere? How about an education to nowhere? That's what the Utah Legislature has been doing -- wasting time and money over how public education should operate -- yet none can tell us what it is supposed to produce; it's all about process, rather than results.

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Strawn, Candace A Fox, Rebecca K; Duck, Lloyd Abstract: One controversial aspect of No Child Left Behind is the highly qualified provision. The 2001 act required that teachers of core academic subjects be highly qualified by 2006 or school districts would lose federal funding.

2008-08-28 15:00:57

By Mose Durst Recent reports about 24 percent of California high school students dropping out of high school prior to graduation are just the latest news of student failure. We already know about violence in schools and the low scores on math and verbal tests.

2008-08-27 12:01:10

By JOHN SENA One day last fall, two fourth-grade boys at Cesar Ch vez Elementary School, an economically disadvantaged school on the south side, spent most of the morning flinging bits of eraser at each other. The teacher, in her first year in the classroom, tried everything.

2008-08-20 06:00:49

By U S Rep Tom Tancredo Last week, Gov. Bill Ritter and former Gov. Roy Romer wrote a column about the state of education in America.

2008-08-08 09:01:20

By WHITNEY WOODWARD By Whitney Woodward The Associated Press RALEIGH North Carolina public school teachers will see their annual performance bonuses sliced by almost 30 percent under a plan approved by the State Board of Education on Thursday.

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Patterson, Janice Manning, Maryann WHAT MAKES A TEACHER EFFECTIVE? National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2006. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education advances an agenda that calls for extensive teacher preparation.

2008-06-24 06:00:00

By Lisa Schencker The Salt Lake Tribune By Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 24--If any teacher would benefit from performance pay, it likely would be Brian LeStarge.

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