Voluntary pay-for-performance is part of proposed D.C. contract

The Washington, D.C., teachers union has reached a tentative agreement with Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in their contract negotiations. The agreement, which was two years in the making, includes a voluntary pay-for-performance program that would reward teachers for student achievement and a pay raise of 20% for teachers over five years. Much of the raises will be paid for by private foundations, which have donated $64.5 million.

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