9/30/2010

Baltimore teachers have a tentative contract that links their pay, in part, to student performance and eliminates traditional "step" increases based on degrees and seniority. Under the plan, the most effective teachers could be rewarded more quickly and earn as much as $100,000 a year. The contract includes some of the most significant changes in teacher pay being made nationwide and more autonomy for teachers over the working environment at their schools.

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