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What is the “Merit” in School Merit Pay for Teachers?

Posted by Angi Beland on Mar 22, 2016 10:08:54 AM
The practice of merit pay has long been a national discussion and in recent years, a practice adopted by many schools, most notably charter schools. However, it has now become a topic with a bit more debate as to the real merit and it’s ability to impact student performance.

Having five years of experience implementing a Federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant in partnership with 1,000+ educators in Detroit, we have an inside scoop on the impact of a merit pay structure. And the most notable “merit” might surprise you!
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Topics: Talent, Merit Pay

Hiring for Your School's Culture

Posted by Angi Beland on Mar 17, 2016 9:55:27 AM
You know how important every individual is to maintaining the culture of your school. So, how do you decide between multiple candidates, potentially with the same credentials, who will fit best? School leaders around the state of Michigan captured their best practices:
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Topics: Talent, Hiring

Writing a Job Post to Attract Top Talent

Posted by Becky Carlton on Mar 16, 2016 4:43:01 PM

We all are in need of top talent for our schools and with the recent teacher shortages spanning across the nation, it's obvious that there is tough competition out there for those rock stars. When posting an open position for your school, keep in mind that if you keep with the traditional generic write-up, it is most likely whom you will attract for the interview- dull and generic individuals. Here are some practical tips to keep up with the next generation of motivated and energetic educators to attract them to your school! 

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Topics: Talent, Hiring

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