The state Department of Education has rolled
out a new package of incentives to help bring the best teachers to
Tennessee's worst schools.
Beginning Wednesday the department is offering to
pay $7,000 signing bonuses to every new top-rated teacher who agrees to
teach for at least two years in the some of the worst-performing schools
in the state. In addition, state officials will provide money to
school districts to pay retention bonuses to every top-rated teacher who
decides to stay at a priority school for the 2013-2014 school year.
Priority schools are the schools that perform in
the bottom 5% in the state in terms of academic achievement. They are
located in Memphis, as well as Davidson, Hamilton, Hardeman and Knox
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