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March 23, 2017
Why money for Memphis schools is about to be based on students, not adults
With student-based budgeting, each student brings to their school a certain dollar amount, and principals have more flexibility over how to use the money.
May 18, 2016
Which schools get the most money? Indianapolis Public Schools analysis reveals how schools compare
District leaders are aiming to switch to a more transparent and equitable funding model.
February 8, 2016
IPS picks six schools to try out more freedom for principals (updated)
The schools will be part of a pilot autonomy program that the district hopes to expand.
July 8, 2014
IPS will pay consultant $200,000 to help overhaul teacher pay
IPS board members at a special meeting last week narrowly approved a plan to pay nonprofit Boston-based Education Resource Strategies $200,000 to help the district redesign its teacher compensation plan. The approval of the contract with ERS, which has helped other urban public schools with the same task, comes about a month before the district will enter into contract negotiations with the teachers union.
June 9, 2014
Report: Give extra for IPS teachers at the neediest schools
If you put about 150 IPS teachers in a room and had they rewrite the way the district pays them, what would they come up with? TeachPlus, an organization that aims to get teachers involved in education policy making, spelled out some answers today within the recommendations of a report for how IPS improve its approach to compensation.
May 30, 2014
Changes to teacher pay and promotion on the table for IPS
The Indianapolis Public School Board is considering undertaking a two-year process to overall how it evaluates, pays and promotes teachers. The plan, called Project Elevate, is still being developed but initial estimates suggested it could involve up to three consultants and cost $2.5 million.
March 20, 2014
IPS teachers tackle tough questions about pay
As part of an exercise at a meeting sponsored by TeachPlus, each group was given a budget for a fictional urban district with 45,000 students, 3,000 teachers and a $190 million budget, or somewhat bigger than IPS, which has about 30,000 students, 2,800 teachers and a $263 million budget. The challenge was to redesign the way teachers were paid and earned raises by redistributing the way the money was spent. Nearly 150 IPS educators who attended quickly found the task wasn’t easy.
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