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Merit Pay

YOUNG VOICES: Encourage students to challenge themselves

YOUNG VOICES: Encourage students to challenge themselves

As students finish up their studies in the coming weeks, schools will evaluate the results of year-end testing to see if improvements were made during this academic year. More than ever, these results are used to access the effectiveness of curricula and the teachers who deliver them.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: What Chicago's strike taught Indiana's teachers

GUEST COMMENTARY: What Chicago's strike taught Indiana's teachers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel settled a labor contract with the Chicago teachers’ union after an eight-day strike. Teachers were happy to secure concessions limiting a school reform program they said would harm students and cost teachers jobs. Emanuel walked away with a teacher evaluation syste…

September 26, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Principals should be leaders, not bureaucrats

An education revolution is under way in Indiana, one that affects not just student performance, but the entire delivery process for education. These changes will require adjustment throughout the system.

September 10, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Teachers dismiss merit pay in favor of hard work

MARK KIESLING: Teachers dismiss merit pay in favor of hard work

My column earlier this week about merit pay for principals in Chicago Public Schools struck a chord with some of our local teachers.

August 19, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Principal merit pay idea without much merit

MARK KIESLING: Principal merit pay idea without much merit

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing the old standby of merit raises in the beleaguered Chicago Public School system.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am

Teacher merit pay plan headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation linking Indiana teacher pay to student performance is on its way to Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is expected to sign it into law.

April 25, 2011 4:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Listening to the voices of the customers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Listening to the voices of the customers

I try to listen very carefully to people, and I learn a lot.

April 05, 2011 12:00 am
TAP program to start at Hammond High

TAP program to start at Hammond High

HAMMOND | While most local educators are against a merit pay system, that's exactly what's going to happen under the state's TAP program at Hammond High School.

February 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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ANDREA NEAL: What if legislators were subject to merit pay?

A public school teacher I know makes the claim that teachers would consent to performance pay for their profession if state legislators accepted merit pay for theirs.

January 19, 2011 12:00 am

I worry that merit pay could turn students into pawns

It seems to me that the guest commentary on education reform and merit pay contained two conflicting statements.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Give the best teachers more money

The best teachers deserve more pay. Who could argue with that simple proposition? Well, get ready. The teachers union and defenders of status quo are gearing up to block this key element of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' education reform agenda.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

Elect education-friendly candidates

Recently I saw a mailing in which incumbent members of the Indiana House of Representatives were criticized for voting against a House bill that would have made districts base teacher salaries on student performance as judged by ISTEP scores. The flier contends that representatives who voted…

October 26, 2010 12:00 am
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