Wiggle Room in New York?
Eleven schools in the city will use SIG funding for the Transformation model and a new performance pay plan. In most cases, Transformation requires replacement of the principal. But a WNYC online report says the city is hoping the requirement has some flexibility.
“Though the city hasn’t decided yet whether the schools will keep their principals, the schools will hire some new “master” and “turnaround” teachers who will be paid up to 30 percent more in exchange for taking on extra leadership responsibilities and helping other teachers. The Department of Education considers this a major step toward a pay-for-performance system for teachers. The union and the city agreed to a pilot program in which these two new titles will be filled by teachers who have demonstrated an ability to improve student test scores. Sternberg says they’ll make a huge difference.” http://diigo.com/0bjmh