There’s a big team from ERS in Memphis, Tennessee today leading a convening sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Teacher Compensation and Career Pathways. The gathering, including leading-edge districts and selected Charter Management Organizations (CMO), will give time to participating teams to reflect on current practices in hiring, managing, and compensating teachers. Groups will work with ERS and other national experts to explore strategies that can transform the teaching profession in their systems to bring in top talent and retain, support and leverage those individuals in a financially sustainable way.
The goal of the event was summarized in the opening comments by Irvin Scott, Deputy Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's US Programs Education Initiative: "It's a dream of revitalizing and elevating the profession of teaching so that America's brightest, most caring, and most skillful practitioners learn and grow together while teaching those children who need them the most."
These districts are off and running!
For more on restructuring the teaching job to increase effectiveness, see The Teaching Job, a resource guide tailored just for your district.