Ore. district abandons grant for teacher merit pay

10/23/2011 | Oregonian (Portland), The

An Oregon school district is turning down a $2.54 million federal grant to provide performance pay for its classroom teachers after district officials in Oregon City remained divided over plans to provide merit pay for individual teachers based on student test scores. "Oregon City's design team could not support the requirement by TIF -- which is an absolute in the Teacher Incentive Fund -- of priority for individual awards," U.S. Education Department spokeswoman Jane Glickman said.

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