Seniority? Test Scores? Student Outcomes? The Argument for Rethinking Teacher Compensation

Dean Karen Symms Gallagher authored a column in the Huffington Post about how Race To The Top funding is changing the game for teacher compensation and what that means for programs that prepare teachers who have their masters degree in education.

“As states across the nation begin linking student achievement to teacher pay, professional development programs need to begin teaching teachers to use student data effectively to understand what kids are and are not learning,” Dean Gallagher wrote in the piece.

“New teachers will have to know what strategies the more effective teachers are using in their classrooms.”

Read the full article here.