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Baltimore City schools proposes a teacher-pay overhaul. Other districts could follow.

October 24, 2023
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read.

Baltimore City school officials say they want to overhaul a merit-based salary scale that was considered a groundbreaking approach to teacher pay when it was adopted more than a decade ago. But it doesn’t have support from the teachers union. The goal is for the new pay structure to be aligned with the requirements of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, landmark legislation committing billions of dollars to reform education in a number of ways, including raising teacher pay.

Article Source: The Baltimore Sun

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