Published in The Charlotte Observer, August 3, 2017, by Ann Doss Helms and T. Keung Hui
RALEIGH—As North Carolina’s leaders look for ways to pay the state’s best teachers for results, they’re putting their money on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to help them figure it out.
CMS was one of six districts awarded grants for systems that pay teachers for results and leadership, rather than just experience and credentials. While some of the other districts are just getting started, CMS is already four years down that road. Last year 97 teachers at 21 schools took on added duties in exchange for annual stipends that range from $1,500 to $20,000.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Edgecombe County, Pitt County, Vance County and Washington County school districts were also chosen from a dozen applicants for the $10 million three-year grant program.